UNIT ONE:

August 24rd “What is Science Fiction?”

Course Introduction         

Viewing: Star Trek “Bread and Circuses”

August 31st

Readings: Apollodorus (Library and Epitome), Daedalus (3.15.8–9; E. 1.12–15) and Hephaestus (1.9.22); Lucan A True Story (selections); Homer’s Odyssey (selections); and Herodotus’ Histories (selection).

Viewing: Star Trek

September 7th

Reading: Vergil’s Aeneid (6.791–7; 8.1–369), Hesiod (WD 109–201) and Eclogue 4.

September 14th

Reading: A Canticle for Leibowitz, Part I

September 21st

Reading: A Canticle for Leibowitz, Part I

September 28th

Viewing: Serenity

Exam I

UNIT TWO:

October 12th

Reading: Plato’s Republic (selections)

October 19th

Reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

October 26th

Viewing: Bladerunner

November 9th

Exam II

UNIT THREE

November 16th

Reading: Thucydides (selections)

November 23rd

Reading: James Alan Gardner’s Hunted

November 30th

Viewing:  Star Trek: Insurrection

December 7th 

Course Conclusion & Exam III