Take LITE 241: Science Fiction at KCC this fall

NASA concept art from the 1970s visualizing a human space colony.

If you’re looking to fulfill some creativity elective credits in your fall schedule at Kellogg Community College, need to add a class or simply enjoy reading, science fiction or both, add KCC’s three-credit LITE 241: Science Fiction class to your fall schedule!

The class, according to the course description in the College’s current Academic Catalog, is “An exploration of the background, major themes and types, authors and influences of science fiction. The goal is to become acquainted with the interrelationship between science fiction as an art form and the cultures from which it develops as a mode of perceiving and defining reality.”

The course will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 3 through Dec. 10 in room 301 of the C Classroom Building, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

According to instructor Craig Mack, reading for the course will include genre classics including Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” and “The War of the Worlds,” Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s “A Canticle for Leibowitz” and Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” in addition to a number of short stories.

For more information about literature studies at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/literature. For information about registering for fall classes at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration.

Pictured above: NASA Ames and Stanford University conducted three space colony studies in the 1970s, which resulted in a number of artistic renderings of various space colony concepts. This “Torus Interior” concept was visualized by artist Don Davis. Found via the NASA on The Commons Flickr feed.