Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑΣ ΙΙ: ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΦΑΝΤΑΣΙΑ / TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE ΙΙ: SCIENCE FICTION
CodeΛογ7-477
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007103

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600154631
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
good understanding of the function of science fiction as critical medium of technological changes, and as a forum of philosophical speculation; good understanding of the consequences of specific techno-scientific advances stemming from their application and consumption; good understanding of what it means to be human in a technologically-dominated world; critical analysis of literary texts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines a popular genre of the 20th and 21st century Anglo-American literature. Through the critical analysis of selected short stories and novels, the course explores the impact of technoscience on the individual and on society. It explores the philosophical question, what it means to be human, as well as, the consequences of living in a technologically and scientifically saturated culture (technoculture). This semester emphasis will be given on machines/robots, on aliens, on space colonization and on utopia.
Keywords
ramifications of technology, robots, cyborgs, cloning, utopia
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
a final examination, in-class oral presentations, or/and written project
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Last Update
16-11-2020