Sci Fi Studies

The Science Fiction Studies (SFS) minor is for students who are interested in learning how people communicate the experience of science and technology across centuries, continents, and cultures. The SFS minor enhances students’ ability to engage with issues of science, technology, and society as they are represented in the premiere story form of an increasingly technological and global world. It also enables them to better develop the analytic skills and creative mindsets that are crucial for graduate school and for advancements in careers ranging from education to engineering.

The two core LMC classes required for this minor teach students the history of science fiction across media. The three electives required to complete this minor enable students to connect their study of science fiction to issues of social justice, ethics, artistic practice, and the historic relations of science, technology, and culture. Students interested in the minor should consult with their major advisor and with Academic Advisors in LMC for signing the add minor form.

Faculty

Lisa Yaszek

A past president of the Science Fiction Research Association who studies science fiction as a global phenomenon crossing centuries, continents and cultures. Interests include issues of science and technology.

Jay Telotte

Editor of the journal Postscript and a pioneering scholar in both science fiction film and science fiction television studies. His interests include aesthetics and technology, film history, and science and technology studies.

Susana Morris

Susana M. Morris is a scholar of Black Feminism, Black Digital Media, and Afrofuturism. She has also appeared on NPR and HuffPost Live, and has been featured in Colorlines and Essence magazine.

Aaron Santesso

Professor Santesso has published articles on privacy law, surveillance theory, early modern education, literary tourism, science fiction and other topics in a number of journals and law reviews.

Carol Senf

Dr. Senf has published a variety of articles and books including "Dracula: Between Tradition and Modernism" (Twayne, 1998), which won the Lord Ruthven Assembly award for best non-fiction in 1998..

Requirements

After completing the prerequisite of ENGL 1102, students must take 5 courses (15 total hours) distributed according to the menu below. At least 4 of these classes (12 credit hours) must be at the 3000-level or above. Students in the SFS minor must take all minor courses for letter grades, and they must attain grades of C (2.0) or better in all their minor courses to complete this program of study. Required courses include:

Science Fiction Studies Minor
Required courses(6 hours)LMC 3214: Science Fiction
LMC 3215: Science Fiction Film and Television
  
Elective courses
(choose 3 for a total of9 hours)
LMC 28XX: Special Topics (with approval of the LMC DUS)
LMC 3112: Evolution and the Industrial Age
LMC 3118: Science, Technology, and American Empire
LMC 3219: Literature and Medicine
LMC 3234: Creative Writing
LMC 3302: Science, Technology, and Ideology
LMC 3304: Science, Technology, and Gender
LMC 3306: Science, Technology, and Race
LMC 3308: Environmentalism and Ecocriticism
LMC 3310: The Rhetoric of Scientific Inquiry
LMC 3316 Science, Technology, and Postcolonialism
LMC 3318: Biomedicine and Culture
LMC 3325: Film and/as Technology
LMC 38XX: Special Topics (with approval of the LMC DUS)
LMC 38XX: Special Topics (with approval of the LMC DUS)
Total Credit Hours15 credits (5 courses)

 

Students and advisors should review the undergraduate minor guidelines and Institute provisions for changing or adding undergraduate academic minors, as established by the GT Registrar’s Office.

 

More Information

For more information, please visit the following links:

Georgia Tech Science Fiction Minor

Change/Add Minor Form