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Old July 18 2012, 03:49 PM   #1
Weyoun Six
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new interactive, online "History of SF" class

I thought this might be of interest.

What does it mean to be human? Are we alone? What wonders or terrors will tomorrow hold? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?” This course will consider the development of the genre from “proto-SF” writings through the Golden Age, with an eye toward how the great works and movements within science fiction both reflect the concerns and attitudes of their time and imagine beyond them. Discover why author Ray Bradbury called science fiction “the most important literature in the history of the world.”




This online, interactive course may be audited for the love of the subject or taken for Master's credit via Signum University. It's a Fall 2012 offering. Anyone anywhere on the planet can sign up!

The course will include 24 90-minute lectures (available to attend live or download after the fact), Q&A, and 24/7 access to student discussion forums.

For lecture topics, readings, and all that good stuff, visit the Mythgard Institute here.
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