Class notes for 2/5/15
The Professor did a review of the first class:
Asked if there were any questions regarding the syllabus
Clarified the Introduction
Professor Jill then:
Thanked all for the postings the Introductions
She said if you haven’t done your introductions, please do them
Assignments cannot be made up
Going forward Blogs are due on time
Don’t forget to categorize your blogs
If you feel lost or need help use Open Lab “Help” refresher
Reminder to use your name, not required but helpful
Also reminder to print out reading assignment
and bring to class
We spoke of the first read,
What is Science Fiction?
Science fiction is hard to classify, it is a hybrid.
Takes from many different things
Then we went onto free discussion: Class notes on the board
- Annotating the Text and bring to class
- Elements of fiction
Plot – Storyline- series of events; what actually happened
Characters – People who are in the story
Setting – Location/Time/Atmosphere
Point of View – Perspective
Theme – The main idea, moral of the story, message
Conflict – Clash, dilemma, problem
both (external and internal) values – competing
Then we broke up into groups and reviewed and put on the board our interpretation of The Machine Stops.
Professor reminded us that there is no class next week, but blogs are due on 2/10 and 2/17
Read Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep, segments (pages) to read will be posted by the professor and blog only on the segments. Revisit Metropolis over the next two weeks. Go over the schedule to catch up on your reading.
Features to View for exceptional blogs went to Eugene and Surge.