2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 125 - Medical Ethics in Science Fiction

This First Year Intensive Seminar focuses on the ethical, legal, and social implications of medical science as interrogated through science fiction texts. Students will engage in a variety of writing assignments designed to think about not only literary genre (science fiction) but also larger social/ethical issues, exploring questions such as: How does medical science as depicted in science fiction shape how we understand our humanity? Our personhood? And how does this culturally and historically contingent institution shape relationships, individual-to-individual, individual-to-group, and group-to-group? 

This course counts towards the Genre requirement in the English Major.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Fall