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Literature Of The Fantastic

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This course examines the genre of science fiction and fantasy through notable authors and works.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    19th Century and Early 20th Century Science Fiction

    • Analyze the literary conventions and themes in 19th century and early 20th century science fiction.
    • Distinguish science fiction from fantasy literature.
    • Explain the historical, cultural, and political contexts surrounding a piece of 19th century or early 20th century science fiction.
    • Describe elements of characterization in 19th century and early 20th century science fiction.

    Mid-20th Century Science Fiction

    • Explain the historical, cultural, and political contexts surrounding a piece of mid-20th century science fiction.
    • Describe elements of characterization in mid-20th century science fiction literature.
    • Analyze the literary conventions and themes in mid-20th century science fiction literature.

    Contemporary Science Fiction

    • Explain the historical, cultural, and political contexts surrounding a piece of contemporary science fiction.
    • Describe elements of characterization in contemporary science fiction literature.
    • Analyze the literary conventions and themes in contemporary science fiction literature.
    • Analyze the influence of science fiction and fantasy on popular culture.

    Introduction to Literature of the Fantastic

    • Explain the historic development of science fiction and fantasy as literary genres.
    • Explain the historical, cultural, and political contexts surrounding dark fantasy literature.
    • Describe elements of characterization in dark fantasy literature.
    • Identify the literary conventions and themes in dark fantasy literature.

    High Fantasy

    • Distinguish between dark fantasy and high fantasy.
    • Explain the historical, cultural, and political contexts surrounding high fantasy literature.
    • Describe elements of characterization in high fantasy literature.
    • Identify the literary conventions and themes in high fantasy literature.
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