Science Fiction: Other Worlds, Other Lives
Course Syllabus. Covers general guidelines for participating in course; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.
GauchoSpace login. Additional required reading materials for the course can be found here.
Extra-credit survey for those who edited the study guide or used it as a study tool in preparing for the final exam.
Make-Up "Quiz". An opportunity to make up for a missed quiz, or a low quiz score.
Grading Rubric for Analytical Papers. Explains how I grade analytical papers. Very detailed.
Extra-Credit Rubric. Explains how I assign a grade to an extra-credit presentation.
Grading Rubric for Student Fiction. Explains how I grade student fiction.
How Your Grade Is Calculated (in Excruciating Detail). A document that attempts to exhaustively describe how I calculate your total grade for the quarter.
Twitter stream for the course. Contains reminders about upcoming events, links to articles and other content about related topics, and pointers to electronic copies of documents distributed in lecture. Don't want to sign up for Twitter? Add this RSS feed to Google Reader, My Yahoo!, or your favorite feed reader/aggregator, and keep up with the course announcements using services you already use.
Topics for Paper One. This assignment is due at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 22 August. You may also want to take a look at my grading rubric.
Second Paper Assignment. This assignment is due at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 12 September. Depending on which option you pick, you may also want to take a look at my grading rubric for analytical papers or grading rubric for fiction.
Sample MLA-Compliant Paper. A sample paper that is formatted correctly according to the MLA guidelines, with notes on areas in which students often make errors.
Research resources. These should be useful resources for those interested in plunging deeper into issues raised in class, and may be useful in preparing for one or both of your papers. (They should also be generally useful resources for scholarly research in the humanities.) You may find it helpful to log into the UCSB Library Proxy Server before clicking on the following links:
Though these are not a substitute for coming to lecture, they may be helpful in preparing for the final.
Utopia and Other Science Fictions.
Who Is Tiptree, What Is He?
It's just good business.