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3-Body Problem
This course will explore political themes in science fiction. Participants will read a number of novels and a few short stories and may be asked to watch movies or television shows that are available on Amazon or Netflix or Youtube. In addition, academic articles and short stories will be provided by the instructor.

Books will include:
Orson Card:      Speaker for the Dead - the second book in the Ender Quintet series (A 1986 Nebula Award and 1987 Hugo Award)

Cixin Liu:          The Three-Body Problem - the first book in the Three-Body series (A Hugo Award Winner and an NPR Best Book of the Decade) 

Iain M. Banks: Player of Games (2nd book in the Culture series)

Call your local library or bookstores to see if you can find the books, or order online in a paperback version, e-reader, or audio version.        

Instructor: CLYDE WILCOX
Clyde is a professor of government at Georgetown University, this year teaching at the Qatar campus. He has written on a number of topics in American and comparative politics, including religion and politics, gender politics of social issues like abortion, LGBT rights and gun control, money in politics, interest groups, public opinion, and voting behavior. Professor Wilcox has lectured in a number of countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Columbia. He has edited two books on Science Fiction and Politics and has taught a course on the subject in Qatar for several years.

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N/A N/A 04/05/2023 - 05/10/2023
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

$30.00 Fee
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