SAC 331 - Film Genres and Types
Section: 001 Science Fiction in Film, Television, and Popular Culture
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
FILMVID 236 or SAC 236.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the genre of Science Fiction across multiple media. We will base our discussion in film, but we'll also look at television, literature, and graphic novels. We will explore how Science Fiction extrapolates the trends of the present to imagine possible future worlds, and trace the genre's tendency to imagine past worlds in which technology has not yet usurped nature. We will locate the genre's dominant themes within the context of specific scientific, technological, and social developments across the late 19th century and into the new millennium, and will discuss the form's re-imagining of dominant narrative scenarios such as time travel, the post-apocalyptic future, artificial intelligence, space adventure, and alien encounters.

SAC 331 - Film Genres and Types
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with ENG 331
002 (LAB)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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