Jul 16, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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PSCI 418 - Social Science Fiction

(3cr) We live in an increasingly interconnected world where difference flourishes–different religions, different political ideologies, different values, different cultures, different customs, different skin colors, different nationalities, different social and economic classes, different genders, different languages and accents are all part of daily life. What happens when we come into contact with others who believe, act, and appear different than ourselves? This course explores some of the sociopolitical dynamics of that encounter. Through a combination of exemplary social scientific writings and science fiction, this course examines various ways humans define in politically consequential terms “who we are” and “how we shall act” in the face of difference. Prerequisites: PSCI 100  or PSCI 101  or permission of instructor.



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