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2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 115 - Philosophy through Science Fiction


3 hrs (Sem I)
The primary purpose of this course is to develop in the student an understanding of some of the basic themes and concepts of philosophy as they are presented in selections taken from the broad category of science fiction. Storylines from science fiction film and literature will be the impetus for philosophical inquiry.  Topics include artificial intelligence, personal identity and cybernetic enhancements, space travel and time paradoxes, hope and anxieties about technology, utopian and dystopian visions of the future, and the like.  3 class hours.

Speaking Intensive Course

Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101