Whose Science, Whose Fiction? Exploring America's Scientific Imagination
General Catalog Course Title:
Whose Science, Whose Fiction? Exploring America's Scientific Imagination
Terms Offered:
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Jeffrey Reimer

 What do we learn about ourselves, our society, and the natural world through science fiction? Discover with Professor Reimer how space exploration and technological innovation in the mid-twentieth cnetury spawned an explosion of books, movies, and television that revealed much about the US psyche. Our themes that guide our readings and viewing include dystopia, war, sexual identity, technological triumphalism, cultural hegemony, libertarian politics, sexual identity, time, and religion. All interested students are welcome, regardless of major. 

 

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