Most courses in the Summer and Fall Semesters will take place online. Resources are available on our Virtual Campus.
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603-102-MQ: Literary Genres Students will approach the genres of science fiction, speculative fiction and fantasy, written mainly by contemporary Indigenous writers. The term “Indigenous futurisms,” coined by Grace Dillon, and paying homage to Afrofuturism, is a creative movement within art, literature, and other media that places Indigenous people within science fiction work, fusing traditional knowledge and culture with futuristic ideas and settings. It often considers reconciliation, decolonization, and (re-)turn toward environmental consciousness. Students will learn to recognize the formal and stylistic elements of short fiction and the novel as well as some of the central tropes common to science fiction and fantasy: estrangement, slipstream, contact, and world-building. Students will attend study labs, book club events, and several out-of-class activities organized by the First Peoples Center. Finally, students will collectively publish a journal showcasing their own creative explorations of the genre.
603-103-MQ: Literary Themes This course explores immigration and its repercussions as a recurring theme in contemporary literature. Course readings revolve around ideas of displacement, refuge, alienation, re-invention and belonging, as well as family, tradition and language. Classes involve brief lectures, animated discussion, writing assignments, oral presentations and an engaging range of activities that will develop critical reading, thinking and writing skills.
142-B13-DW: Patient Care and Health & Safety 1 The description for this course is not available at this time.