Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HUM 300 Science Fiction

Fall/Spring

This course investigates the important role science fiction plays in cultures such as ours where science and technology are such visible and dominant institutions. Books, films, and other media such as radio programs and online video games that are part of the science fiction genre ask important questions about the nature of knowledge, reality, and progress, especially as they are shaped by science and technology; the nature and identity of humankind; morality; environments here on Earth as well as beyond; relationship of humans to technology and the environment; and many other issues. These questions are discussed within a science fiction context in this course.

3 credit hours