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Explore fantastical realms and futuristic societies through a minor in science fiction and fantasy studies.

This interdisciplinary minor offers critical explorations of these two genres and the different ways that they have contributed to our:

  • Understanding of humanity
  • Relationship to technology and science
  • Desire to explore other worlds
  • Desire to imagine utopian societies

Because these genres are rooted in visions of alterity, different futures and different worlds, these genres create templates for the new human experiences made possible by encounters with the different, unique and strange.

The science fiction and fantasy studies interdisciplinary minor will teach you to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Read critically
  • Examine complex texts and artifacts
  • Build effective arguments
  • Recognize other points of view

These broadly applicable skills will enhance the academic development of students. They are also crucial for graduate school and for those who pursue a career in engineering and other STEM fields.

The science fiction and fantasy studies minor is open to all undergraduate majors.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Studies Minor Requirements