Fall 2024

Science and Literature: Science Fiction

Prereq: none
Units: 2-0-4 Can be repeated for credit

This 6-credit class will take you through a sampling of bestselling 21st-century fiction and science fiction, where we will cover topics such as climate crisis, public health, and social and economic inequity. We will read novels, short stories, and poetry that not only represent the current moment, but that also use fiction as a way to imagine better worlds. Assessment (presentations, short written responses, and group projects) is based on consistent participation and engagement throughout the semester, rather than a final paper.