Science, Technology, & the Utopian Imagination

a Discovery Core Experience

B CORE 104 (Arts & Humanities)

About This Course

Over the last hundred years, science fiction has played an important role in shaping how society imagines and relates to science and technology. This course explores the role of science fiction in both creating and critiquing our technological society.

What Will Students Study?

In class we will use three novels from three different time periods to explore a variety of social issues including race, poverty, power, privacy, freedom, and gender. Students will be introduced to methods and approaches from the academic discipline of Science and Technology Studies and will be required to write a series of their own short fiction stories.

Dr. Adam Romero (he/him/his)

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


  • B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of Oxford
  • Master Gardener Certificate, University of California, Cooperative Extension
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley


Mailing Box: 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246

I believe that teaching is an integral part of scholarship and that our work in the classroom is never complete. I am a firm believer that intellectual curiosity is a prerequisite to critical engagement and I strive to facilitate an inclusive classroom that makes space for my students to think creatively and take intellectual risks.

Dr. Romero