Instructor: Brian K. Hudson



Office hours: Online or by appt.






Required Materials

         Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (2012) edited by Grace L. Dillon, East of the Sun and West of Fort Smith (2008) by William Sanders, and Robopocalypse: A Novel (2012) by Daniel H. Wilson. Links to artwork and short films will be provided on D2L.


Catalogue Description of Course

         We will survey exciting new works of science fiction written by Native American writers along with artwork and short films. Indigenous SF utilizes generic conventions of Science Fiction to explore Native issues and concerns.


YouTube clips

  • I will upload short clips via YouTube in which I will contextualize the readings and explain what I'm looking for in the homework postings. I will email links to these clips but they can also be found by searching for "profbriank" on YouTube. Your homework will be announced via these clips. Concise written instructions will be provided on D2L but the YouTube videos will explain them in further detail.



  • A reading schedule will be posted on the content tab on D2L.



  • Homework must be posted to the relevant discussion board or dropbox by 11:59PM CST. If you have any technical problems, please email me immediately.


Late Work

  • I will accept late work for partial credit. The exact percentage will be determined at the end of the course.

Accommodations under the ADA

  • Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him/her from demonstrating his/her abilities should contact the Disability Resource Center as soon as possible ( or 325-3852). The DRC will let the instructor know what accommodations are necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunity.


Grading Scale

         A= 100% -- 90%

         B= 89%-- 80%

         C= 79% -- 70%

         D= 69% -- 60%

         F= 59% -- 0%

Course Grade

  • Discussion board participation .50% (50pts)
  • Short response homework--50% (50pts)













  • Regular participation in online discussions and assignments is required to pass this course.


Academic Integrity

  • The Provost's website ( provides the definitions of academic integrity, plagiarism, collusion, and cheating that are used by all instructors, in all courses at the University of Oklahoma. Each student is individually responsible for accessing, reading, and understanding these definitions, and for conducting him- or herself in accordance with the highest standards of academic integrity. Any concepts you do not fully understand need to be cleared up with your instructor before you submit any work for a grade.

The most common violation of academic integrity is plagiarism, which the Provost has defined as:

1.      Copying words and presenting them as your own writing.

2.      Copying words (even if you give the source) without indicating that they are a direct quotation by enclosing them in quotation marks.

3.      Copying words and then changing them slightly or substituting synonyms (even if you give the source).

4.      Presenting someone else's ideas as your own, even if you change the wording.

It is also a violation of academic integrity to submit the same work for more than one course, unless you have the express permission of both instructors.

Violations of academic integrity carry penalties up to and including expulsion from the university.

Important note regarding contestation of misconduct: In the event of plagiarism, the instructor may charge the student with either an admonition or an academic misconduct charge. Any student who receives an admonition can contest it. To do so, the student must contact the Student Conduct Office within 15 regular class days after receiving the admonition. Any student who receives the charge can deny the charge through an appeals process.