This class has surprised me in many ways.
The first being the amount of religious symbols used in popular culture. I now look at movies and see all the symbolism used that I just overlooked. The class has shown me to look beneath the entertainment value of films and literature and look for a deeper meaning; to look for the director's message.
The second being my lack of knowledge in the sci-fi arena. I have never realized the broad definition of sci-fi. I have always considered Star Trek and bad 70's horror films to be classified under sci-fi. But really the sci-fi genre reaches series such as Lost and Stephen King movies, such as The Mist.