Heather McNiel

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 308
Phone
(651) 962-5692

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - 03 Playing God: Humans & Biotech M - W - F 0815 - 0920 OEC 305
CRN: 42495 4 Credit Hours As far back as Ancient Greece, literature imagined and explored the possibility of using artificial means to create human (or human-like) bodies. From Hephaistos, the Greek god of artifice and metalworking, who fashioned his servants' bodies out of metal, to contemporary portrayals of cyborgs and clones in film and fiction, the idea that technology could be used to produce, shape, or enhance the human body has elicited both excitement and fear. Drawing on both literary and cinematic portrayals of artificially produced bodies, this class will examine some of the perennial questions surrounding bodies that are produced by such "unnatural" means. Possible texts may include such novels as Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Ishiguro's NEVER LET MET GO, Piercy's HE, SHE, AND I and such films as Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER and Michael Bay's THE ISLAND. Short stories and essays will also be examined. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.
ENGL 203 - 04 Playing God: Humans & Biotech M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 305
CRN: 42494 4 Credit Hours As far back as Ancient Greece, literature imagined and explored the possibility of using artificial means to create human (or human-like) bodies. From Hephaistos, the Greek god of artifice and metalworking, who fashioned his servants' bodies out of metal, to contemporary portrayals of cyborgs and clones in film and fiction, the idea that technology could be used to produce, shape, or enhance the human body has elicited both excitement and fear. Drawing on both literary and cinematic portrayals of artificially produced bodies, this class will examine some of the perennial questions surrounding bodies that are produced by such "unnatural" means. Possible texts may include such novels as Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, Piercy's HE, SHE, AND I and such films as Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER and Michael Bay's THE ISLAND. Short stories and essays will also be examined. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location