2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic 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.

Course Designation/Attribute: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically