Course Detail

20/FA DEN-317-A

Instructor: O’Brien
Department: LIBERAL ARTS
Credits: 3   Instruction Method: ONHY
Status: CLSD

Science Fiction and Horror may transport readers to a planet light years away or usher them through fiend filled graveyards and crypts. Whether extrapolating futuristic technology from contemporary science or conjuring novel survival strategies, these genres imagine what might have been or what might be, creating a platform for rich possibility. In this course, we will explore the nature of both genres by reading and discussing a diverse selection of works drawn from text, film, television, radio and comics before students generate writing of their own. Concepts will be reinforced through group workshop and discussion. In this multi-genre course, we will focus on those elements that make for vivid, effective, memorable writing in science fiction and horror: original detail, memorable image, inventive language and authentic setting. Both critical thinking and artistic sensibility will be emphasized.

Start Date: 2020-08-31 End Date: 2020-12-12
Meeting in: ONL
Days: T
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 6:45 PM