Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Things I love about my job:

Getting to teach science fiction EVERY SEMESTER as the primary focus of my job. LOVE. Here's one of the courses I look forward to teaching all year, offered in the Spring at KU:

English 507: "Science, Technology, and Society: Examining the Future Through a Science Fiction Lens." Science and technology offer countless benefits to individuals and to societies, yet they also present many challenges. This course explores the past, present, and possible future effects of science and technology on society through readings and discussions of nonfiction articles in conjunction with science-fiction stories and novels. Each week, students write a short respone to that week's readings. Other projects include a mid-term research paper, a live presentation, and a research paper or creative work as a final project.

Speaking of classes I love to teach, back to grading interesting and insightful papers for English 506/690: "Literature of Science Fiction: The Short Story." Of the five grad students I have in this course, three are creative-writing MFA students, one is English lit, and another from a different department altogether. Makes for good discussions!

Tags: ku, science fiction, teaching

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