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WS 296N - Topic: Science Fiction and Gender

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

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 either one short story or film.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial, Online Course

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge IV

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level WS 215 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 215C Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 266 Minimum Grade of D