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Module Detailed Information for [EN4241]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 17 Jan 2018 20:00

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Module Information
Module Code :
EN4241 IVLE
Module Title : Utopias and Dystopias
Module Description : This module will examine the s/ f sub-genre of utopias and dystopias in fictional literature. It will address the following questions: What is the appeal of imaginative utopias and dystopias? What is the relation of these fictions to the world of contemporary reality? To alternative ways of conceiving life, experience, or reality? To traditional history? To alternative futures? To projections of, and apprehensions about human society? How does the imaginative construction of dystopias, in particular, address the constantly changing relation of science and technology to human life as we know it, to the human individual, to human society, and to the many institutions and notions, from gender and sexuality to race, family, nation, religion and species through which the relation of the individual to the group is mediated in time and place? Dystopian and Utopian fiction will be studied as imaginative constructions of extrapolations from current technology and science, or as possible worlds with alternative selves, life-forms, ecosystems, or histories.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : No Exam Date.
Modular Credits : 5
Pre-requisite : Completed 80 MCs including 28 MCs in EN, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion : NIL
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 0-3-0-0-9.5
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
1 SEMINAR-STYLE MODULE CLASSEVERY WEEKTUESDAY9001200AS5-0309,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
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