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This course, created by Professor Eric Rabkin, explores the concept of fantasy and its role as an artful insight into the human world. The fantasy and science fiction MOOC encapsulates how fantasy fulfills the human need for imagination and fantasy play while highlighting science fiction as the singular fantasy type to explicitly provide recommendations and therefore shape the future. The course spans a breadth of authors and themes, and examines how science fiction combines the products of the mind, science and technology together as part of an exploration into possibility. The course provides learners with a greater sense of the role fantasy and science fiction play in the world and helps students enhance habits of thinking imaginatively, reading deeply and writing powerfully.