Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Science Fiction and Politics Podcast

I recently came across a podcast that should really appeal to any Poli-Sci Jedi. Courtney Brown, Professor of Political Science at Emory University, has posted lectures from his Science Fiction and Politics class on iTunes. The podcast focuses on science fiction literature, not movies, so unfortunately Star Wars is not represented on the curriculum. Nevertheless, the lectures include classics such as Ender's Game and Foundation.

Definitely worth checking out if you want to see what political scientists get out of science fiction. This is the type of class I'd love to teach one day. Of course, I would include Star Wars, as well as Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.

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