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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 122 (GH;US;IL) Global Science Fictions (3) A study of the relationships between science, literature, and film, from an international and interdisciplinary perspective.

CMLIT 122 Global Science Fictions (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

A course on science fiction and the fictions of science from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Includes a history of the idea of science, of its engagement with and by fictional, filmic, dramatic, and poetic narratives, within an explicitly comparative framework that includes material from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.

Students will develop a theory of genre and its development over time; they will recognize regional, cultural, and historical differences and forms of change that affect the intellectual development of the arts and sciences. They will practice and master these skills through class discussion, short papers, and/or quizzes and exams.

General Education: GH
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2010

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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