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CLE038. 科幻小说中的科学 (Science Through Science Fiction) (2 credits)

Science Through Science Fiction is a course in which students will analyze common themes from science fiction literature and film and explore how those themes serve as a lens to examine actual scientific disciplines. The course will cover issues such as genetic manipulation, color blindness, surrogate pregnancies, species extinction, conformity, equality, hunger and feeding the masses, neuro-manipulation of memories, and more. Students will develop vocabulary in physics, biology, mathematics, and the general sciences through the close analysis of not only a science fiction novel, but journal articles, book excerpts, podcast interviews, and film. Students will apply this newly acquired vocabulary to both speaking and short writing assignments so that successful English language strategies are practiced through the synthesis of science fiction and real science. Prerequisites: English for Academic Purposes III or EAP or English for Academic Purposes.