Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHL 209 - Philosophy of Science Fiction (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
Science fiction offers opportunities to explore new things in a philosophical register: different kinds of bodies, new environments, alternate histories, and technologies that don’t exist yet. Readings include SF classics by Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, James Tiptree, Jr., and Ursula K. LeGuin, but also explore the avant-garde possibilities of the genre, from writers Hakim Bey and Samuel Delany to filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky and Lizzie Borden. Prerequisite: Either sophomore standing, one philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.