This course covers British literature of the Restoration to Neoclassical periods (roughly 1600-1798), but begins with Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello." The main goal of the course is to introduce students to the literature of the period, help them become familiar with it, and bolster their ability to analyze and think critically about literary works.

This course offers and introduction to the genre of science fiction focused mainly on United States and China, focusing primarily on the major themes and concerns it frequently deals with (dystopia, aliens, time travel, space exploration, etc).