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Madison Metropolitan School District

Science Fiction


This is an intermediate-level literature course for students who enjoy or want to learn more about science fiction. From an early “history” of a trip to the moon in the 2nd Century to the beginnings of science fiction alongside modern science itself, the course traces works and defining categories. Another relevant thread that will drive the course is the multi-disciplinary connections students will find – from anthropology to zoology!

Students will primarily read Eric Rabkins’s Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology tracing science fiction’s historical development, its various types, and its commentary on humanity and society. The course will examine science-based essays as well as some artwork which comments on science’s role in society. Additionally, students may view one or more films. Students will demonstrate understanding of material and concepts through tests, quizzes, projects, creative writing, and written analysis.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: ENG3125
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective