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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Possible Futures: Science Fiction in Global Cinemas

COMM 284

There are multiple growing concerns regarding issues of climate, class, race, gender identity, and the nature of democracy in our contemporary world. Science fiction has proven to be a thought-provoking genre to help raise awareness to many of these social and environmental issues. This course takes a global perspective on such pressing issues by examining science fiction films from around the world. As such, the course uses science fiction films as primary texts, accompanied by weekly readings. Students will engage in a critical analysis of the assigned films and readings in order to better appreciate what we can begin to anticipate regarding our future. (Gen. Ed. SB, DG)
Course Details

Winter 2021

CPE Class with Moodle
Dec 7, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020
Kevin Anderson
Base Cost: $1,608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Dec 30, 2020
Last day to add: Dec 09, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 09, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 18, 2020