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WS 289 - Science Fiction and Gender

Course Description: This course considers gender and power as they are represented in science fiction stories, novels and films. In particular, we will analyze the social and ideological functions of works such as “Frankenstein”, “Star Wars”, “The Left hand of Darkness”, and “Alien”, addressing them not only in their original cultural context but as present day texts. Students will complete a series of formal essays and produce one short story or film.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge IV, Inquiry and Exploration