May 23, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LITE 241 - Science Fiction

3 CR
An exploration of the background major themes and types, authors, and influences of science fiction. The goal is to become acquainted with the inter-relationship between science fiction as an art form and the cultures from which it develops as a mode of perceiving and defining reality.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Humanities and Fine Arts
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop an understanding of the nature of speculative fiction in general and science-fiction specifically.
  2. Acquire an understanding of the genre as presenting a critique, often ironic, of social conditions, trends, fads on a local and global scale.
  3. Explore the nature and limits of how reality is defined/perceived.
  4. Recognize the scope and range of science fiction literature.
  5. Explore the impact/influences of media on the science fiction genre.