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ENGL210M - Science Fiction: Evolution, Ethics, and Technology (3-0-3)

For centuries Science Fiction has addressed the big questions of human existence: Who are we? What does it mean to be human? What is the definition of life? Where do we as a species go from here? At its best Science Fiction is the “literature of ideas” and explores the changes that face us, the consequences of these changes, and possible solutions. In this course students will examine literature that contends with the definition of humanness, contemporary ethical issues, and the relationship between technology and humanity. Course readings will help students explore key questions about the human condition that become increasingly relevant as science and technology evolve in our fast-changing world. Prerequisite: ENGL110XM or ENGL110M. (Fulfills English or Humanities requirement)