EAC947 - Star Trek: The Course

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:35:30.295
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:59.206


Subject Title
Star Trek: The Course

Subject Description
To boldly go where no course has gone before, the cutural phenomenon known as "Star Trek" has few rivals.  It's continuing mission: to explore the power and ability to change attitudes, to create technologies, to appreciate science and to better understand ourselves and others within a global context.  Students will explore the human experience through the lens of the "Final Frontier".

Credit Status
One General Education credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish science "fiction" from science "fact" as seen in Star Trek plots
  2. Evaluate science fiction storytelling as a means to discribe contemporary society
  3. Analyze socio-cultural issues in Star Trek including (but not limited to) cultural conflict, global politics, gender, race and technology
  4. Determine a point of view, bias or intent underlying Star Trek storylines

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Mode of Instruction
To ensure that students are engaged as much as possible in the learning process, instructors can use such teaching methods as class and small group discussions, written projects and research, individual and group presentations, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or computer-aided instruction. The mode of delivery will dictate the most appropriate teaching methods available to an instructor.

Prescribed Texts
TBA

Reference Material
TBA

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood