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Science Fiction

COM LIT 102W (4.0 units)Session I

The Science Fiction genre offers writers an opportunity to metaphorically comment on the culture and times that they are living in. As such, Science Fiction and cultural criticism go hand in hand. This class examines Science Fiction texts, films, and television shows emerging from the United States that reflect the anxieties, traumas, and hopes of life in a diverse society. Beginning with 1920, we will examine science fiction texts dealing with racism, collectivism vs. individualism, communication, racial fetishization, scapegoats, paranoia, and utopia. Students will draft, revise, and submit a final paper exploring how the genre of Science Fiction allows for us to explore and analyze social issues in a diverse society. This class satisfies the Upper Division Writing requirement. Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary. (Ib)

Instructor(s) Barrett, R.
Schedule TuTh 9:00 - 11:50am, Donald Bren Hall (Computer Science III) 1420
Units 4.0
Course Code 22740
Fees
UC Undergraduate (per unit) $ 279.00
UC Graduate (per unit) $ 349.00
Visitor (per unit) $ 349.00
Note(s) None