ENGL 193 - (LT) Medical Science FictionSemester Hours: 3
This course in science fiction focuses on medicine and the broader health and life sciences. Treating works ranging from early modern fiction to contemporary bestsellers, the course delves into our continuing fascination with healing and the definition of the human person. From its beginnings, medical science fiction has always asked challenging questions such as: What does it mean to be human? To be healthy? To be diseased? Is health care a right or a commodity? What is the role of disease presentation in natural selection? How does/should the medical profession respond to public fears about genetic engineering and mutation? Writers may include H G. Wells, Octavia Butler, Michael Crichton, Mary Shelley and William Gibson.
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