Faculty: Ryan Felix
Description: Science fiction can be not only entertaining, but also a thought experiment that explores interesting ideas in current and future technology and across a breadth of intellectual fields. In this course we will read novels and watch movies that explore concepts and possibilities concerning scientific subjects such as time dilation, the evolutionary adaption of consciousness, and climate change, as well as societal and cultural subjects such as wealth inequality, racism, and communication between different groups/species. Students will learn the principles behind the major concepts, and then participate in in-depth discussions about the featured material. Works to examine include Snow Piercer, The Forever War, Red Rising, and Arrival.
Meeting Information:01/02/2023-01/24/2023 M-F 09:00AM – 12:00PM, Room to be Announced
Section Requisites: Instructor interview required
Course Fee: N/A
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expense: $40-$80