Reading with Scientists: How to Export Literature

Course Number: ENGL 148RS
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 148AA-ZZ
Quarter: Fall 2019
Instructor: Droge, Abigail
Day(s): M W
Time: 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Location: SH 2635

This course considers an experiment: what would happen if we assigned literature in a science classroom? What questions, for instance, could a well-timed excerpt of Frankenstein help you to explore in an Artificial Intelligence course? Through paired readings of fiction and science, ranging in theme from driverless cars, to bioengineering, to environmental conservation, we will discuss what is to be gained and lost by making literature more mobile. How would such a model of teaching ask us to rethink the lines that we draw between disciplines, or between general education requirements and specialized majors?