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Spring 2018 Religion GU4411 section 001

Call Number 19258
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Bernard Faure
Course Description While not yet fully recognized as a literary or philosophical genre, science fiction, through the “dislocation” it operates, raises (or amplifies) questions that have long been the preserve of religion, metaphysics, or philosophy, and it has brought some of these questions into the realm of popular culture. Science fiction is often perceived as hostile to religion, yet it often blurs the boundaries between science and religion. Recent SF, unlike the traditional “space opera,” revolves around the relations between the human mind and Artificial Intelligence — a challenge that our fast-evolving technoscientific society is confronting with a new sense of urgency. This course examines overlapping issues and questions shared by religion and SF.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Religion
Enrollment 19 students (25 max) as of 11:30PM Thursday, March 15, 2018
Subject Religion
Number GU4411
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20181RELI4411W001

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