English 243. Science Fiction
This course is an examination of recent science fiction (mostly written after 1970) and the ways in which the genre fits into and shapes the wider culture. In most years, the course will be linked to Math Thought and students will be required to take both courses in order to take either one. In those years the course will focus on the ways that mathematics and science fiction interact to describe the contemporary world and shape the future. When not linked to Math Thought, the course will examine the ways that science fiction creates worlds and offers salvation, and how gender, power and race are developed in a science fiction context.