Contemporary British Science Fiction and Fantasy
TR 10:25 Craig 202
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
Zoo City, Lauren Beukes
Embassytown, China Mieville
Among Others, Jo Walton
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
Binti, Nnedi Okorafor
Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Prerequisite(s): English 102
1.To develop an appreciation for significant texts in literature.
2.To become familiar with major ideas, concepts, and themes in British literature.
3.To contextualize British literature socially, culturally, and historically.
4.To improve critical and analytical ability in thinking and writing about literature.
5.To practice writing and speaking clearly and cogently about British literature.
General Education Competencies for Division of Humanities
A. Students will develop skills in formulating well organized thoughts for the
purpose of effective communication.
B. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze written, oral, or visual forms
of communication and create appropriate responses.
C. Students will compare and contrast intra- and intercultural realities to
cultivate attributes necessary for adapting to and functioning in a globalized world.
D. Students will develop skills in effective research using traditional and
technology-based research methods.
Attendance and Classwork
If you will be absent, try to let me know. Illness and family emergencies happen; just keep me updated and I will work with you. (Check Student Handbook for university attendance policy.)
We'll use daybooks and Blackboard for in-class activities.
Post graded assignments
Archive of Our Own
Use in class for writing into the day, notes or other activities
Archive of Our Own
PLEASE READ FOR EACH CLASS MEETING. This is not a lecture class. Your learning is based on your participation, your engagement with the material. By the second or third class period for each text, write a 2-page daybook response that you will share with the class.
Project 1 -- Genre Theory
Project 2 -- Fandom
Project 3 -- Final
I will post a step-by-step guide to the assignments on Blackboard.
Grades and Grading Scale
Projects -- 100 points each (3 projects total)
Total available points -- 1000
A+ 100-99 C+ 85-84
A 98-96 C 83-80
A- 95-94 C- 79-78
B+ 93-92 D+ 77-76
B 91-88 D 75-72
B- 87-86 D- 71-70
F 69 and below
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