Students in this class will develop an understanding and appreciation of the genre of science fiction. Students will read a wide variety of science fiction works, including classic science fiction and more modern science fiction. Students will be guided to make thematic and topical connections between texts and time periods. Students will also analyze the literary and structural elements specific to the science fiction genre. Students will be asked to expand their thinking about science and its connection to humanity, social structures, and its role in our past and future.