The primary emphasis of this course are reading and writing about Science Fiction and Fantasy stories as they are found in a range of cultural tests like print, motion pictures, radio drama, television, and more. Students will learn to identify and discuss mythologies and related symbols, and genre and formula conventions such as icons, stereotypes, rituals, plots, motifs, settings, and more as they investigate the social history of these stories. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Interpret literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Evaluate literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Articulate the historical and cultural development of science fiction and fantasy.
- Support critical claims with specific textual evidence and careful, well-articulated reasoning.
- Illuminate matters of ethnicity and gender and the cultural and historical contexts from which the texts emerge.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Recognize how literary traditions reflect and construct social thought and morality.
Learning How to Learn:
- Choose genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy to investigate further, in accordance with their interests and goals.
- Recognize the significance of literary expression for human beings.
- Gain confidence in managing substantial reading assignments, weekly writing assignments, and larger long-term projects.
- Communicate and work consistently, thoughtfully, and supportively with colleagues, as demonstrated in class and/or through online discussion forums.