Sci Fi
"Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. Science fiction is central to everything we've ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don't know what they're talking about.”
― Ray Bradbury

   This course requires intensive novel reading.  It is expected that students read outside of class and come to class ready to discuss and to complete related assignments.  The readings mainly explore the foundations of the genre--Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Island of Dr. Moreau for example--while the film selections enhance the themes explored in class.

   Students will create a profile on Shelfari in order to answer some credited work inquiries.  Time in class will be offered for this activity.  In addition, a sci-fi poetry book of student compositions will be published and distributed to students.