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ENGL 271
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines science fiction and fantasy genres with an emphasis on their emergence as significant literature. Formerly LIT 271.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the primary function of narrative in all literature; to craft a meaning and context for our lives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of science fiction and fantasy literature as distinct genres
  • Identify and explain a variety of themes specific to science fiction, such as utopias, dystopias, bionics, cybernetics, cryonics, clairvoyance, telepathy, and/or eschatological visions
  • Identify and explain a variety of themes specific to fantasy fiction, such as magic, the paranormal, and the supernatural
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the classic science fiction literary tradition (for example, Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov, Douglas Adams, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark, Phillip K. Dick, Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut, and Madeleine L’Engle)
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the classic fantasy literary tradition (for example, Ursula K. Le Guin, George Martin, Graham Edwards, J. R. R. Tolkien, Elizabeth Hayden, Terry Goodkind, and J. K. Rowling)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 271
    Summer 2011
    9638
    Roberto Figueroa
    ENGL 271
    Summer 2010
    8006
    Jeremiah Burt
    ENGL 271
    Fall 2009
    6537
    Virginia McConnell


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.