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Upper School Curriculum

  • English
CL English 12: Sci-Fi and Dystopian Fiction
Grades: 12 (Grade 11 with departmental approval)
Fall

At literature’s core are some big questions, including, “What does it mean to be human?” “How do I matter to the world around me?” and “Are people inherently good or evil?” Sci-fi and dystopian fiction attempt to answer these and other questions by imagining other worlds, alternate timelines and what our future may hold. In this semester-long course, we will read short stories, poetry and novels and watch sci-fi and dystopian TV shows and movies. Students will analyze the elements specific to the sci-fi and dystopian genres and will think about, write about and discuss how they connect to humanity, society and themselves as individuals.

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12