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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CT 3220 - Screening Science Fiction

Contrary to a popular misconception, science fiction is not necessarily about other planets, or alien invaders, or wars in outer space. It is about us, the people and institutions that shape our world and our future. Perhaps more than any other genre, science fiction is a barometer of the times. In this course we look at four science fiction films that probe the dynamics of the constant struggle between our sometimes vaunting aspirations and the often exorbitant price we must pay for them.