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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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ENG 261 - Science Fiction

4 Credit(s)

This course examines science fiction from a diverse range of time periods, authors, subgenres, and forms. Students will understand science fiction as engaging with both the realities of the present and the possibilities of the future, taking seriously not only its status as a literary genre but also the social, political, and philosophical questions it raises.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Read, comprehend, and respond to a diverse range of science fiction texts
2. Use close reading and interpretive frameworks to examine relationships between texts and their social, historical, cultural and literary contexts
3. Think critically about, engage with, and develop stances on the social, political, and philosophical questions raised by science fiction texts
4. Demonstrate awareness of the power and nuance of language: distinguish between denotative and connotative meanings in texts
5. Use detailed textual evidence to support interpretive claims about science fiction texts
6. Contribute to collaborative learning through formal and informal writing, discussions, and/or creative projects

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