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LIT 256 Science Fiction Literature and Film
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: A survey of science fiction literature and film as a narrative medium for social, political, and cultural commentary from the genre's early influences to the modern era.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or a corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Use conventional terms of literary analysis in the study and examination of literature and film.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify literary conventions specific to the science fiction genre.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the historical development of the science fiction genre from the nineteenth century to the modern era.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the ways in which the social, political, philosophical, cultural, and historical contexts affect the creation of science fiction.
5. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate science fiction as social, cultural, and political commentary and analyze how given works of this genre influence culture and society.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate a given work's relevance to one's contemporary life and current social, cultural, or political situations.
7. (Evaluation Level) Critique a given work from the science fiction genre using the criteria of audience, presentation, composition, and purpose.
8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and critique a variety of critical perspectives in relation to the students own assessment of a given work.
9. (Synthesis Level) Compose thesis-driven written discourse that demonstrates the effective gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of textual evidence and properly cited academic sources.
10. (Synthesis Level) Develop strategies for the revision of written discourse based on oral and written feedback from peers and the instructor.
11. (Synthesis Level) Compose at least 5,000 words of written discourse that exhibits competency in composing and revising skills, the conventions of Standard English, and the ability to follow an assigned documentation or style guide.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None