Dystopian Literature

One Term      Grades 10, 11, 12      Elective

This course offers a study of dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature. It is designed for students interested in reading fiction for appreciation. Students will learn and apply a variety of methods of responding to and analyzing literature. Students will participate in class discussion, read novels, view films, and write essays to increase their understanding of the characteristics of the dystopian genre. Some of the selections may include Anthem, Unwind, The Road, Uglies, House of Scorpion, and Fahrenheit 451 as well as films like In Time, Gattaca, and I, Robot.