Loading...

Course Description

The science-fiction film genre dates back to silent movies of the early twentieth century, including films based on classic literary works by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. By the 1950s, movie screens were filled with alien invasions, atomic disasters, time and space travel, paranormal activity, and future societies both utopian and dystopian. This course will highlight some of the most innovative (Metropolis, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and popular (Star Wars, Avatar) sci-fi movies of all time. We'll examine how these films reflect the fears of their time—from Cold War anxiety to futurist technology and global pandemic. We'll also see how sci-fi films express humanity's noblest dreams, including intergalactic exploration and universal peace.   Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Listening to Music or Other Audio Viewing Videos
Loading...

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in

Section Title
Sci-Fi Goes to the Movies
Type
Classroom
Days
T
Time
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 05, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors