SYLLABUS: SCIENCE FICTION (Alessandri / Spring, 2003)

January

6—course introduction
7—s/n background
8—s/n background
9—s/n background
13—"Valdemar"
14---"Valdemar"
15—Horror Show (AV)
21---Horror Show (AV)
22---Discussion
23---Discussion
27---Discussion
28---Discussion
29---"Was It a Dream?"
30—"Was It a Dream?"

February

3---"The Outsider"
4---"The Outsider"
5---"YGB"
6 ---"YGB" (paper due)
10 —"YGB"
11---"None Before Me"
12---"None Before Me"
13---MIDTERM EXAMINATION
24---Debrief Exam/ SF Intro
25—SF Intro
26—SF Intro
27—"Twilight"
28—Discussion: RDNA

March

3—Discussion: RDNA
4—Discussion: RDNA
5---BRAZIL (AV)
6---BRAZIL (AV)
10
---BRAZIL (AV)
11
—discussion
12---discussion
13---Eye Trial Prep

March

18-Eye Trial
19-Eye Trial
20-Eye Trial (paper due)
24---EYE trial
25---EYE trial debrief
26---"All You Zombies"
27---"All You Zombies"

April

7---"For a Breath…"
8 ---"I Have No Mouth…"
9---THX-1138 (AV)
10---THX-1138 (AV)
14---THX discussion
15---discussion
16---DUNE trial conferences
22---DUNE : quiz and intro.
23---DUNE : intro
24— DUNE : Small Group Prep
28—Small Group Prep/Report
29—Small Group Reports
30—Small Group Reports

May

1---Small Group Reports
5—DUNE Trial Begins
6 —DUNE trial
7 —DUNE trial
8 —DUNE trial
12 —DUNE trial
13---DUNE trial (paper due)
14---Dune trial debrief
15---Dune trial debrief

 

 

 

 

Final Examination: May 19th

SOME FURTHER NOTES:

    1. EACH DAY, you will need: A Notebook, The Proper Text, a very open Mind
    2. Paper grading: 1 grade reduction per each day late//Course "F"=if any paper missing
    3. COURSE GRADE = 40 % papers + 40% tests + 20% class participation
    4. In class, no one can hear you scream…