ENGL 126 Film & Literature*

This course is a comparative study of techniques that written fiction and film use to present literary elements. Students study fiction selected from world literature and various time periods, and they watch American and foreign films. Students base their interpretations on both films and written texts. Evaluation and grading is primarily based on writing comparative and critical analysis.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

ENGL 102

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

ENGL 126Film & Literature*

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Prerequisite Narrative

ENGL 102

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a comparative study of techniques that written fiction and film use to present literary elements. Students study fiction selected from world literature and various time periods, and they watch American and foreign films. Students base their interpretations on both films and written texts. Evaluation and grading is primarily based on writing comparative and critical analysis.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Become familiar with and demonstrate knowledge of various literary elements used in both fiction and film. Gain appreciation for the breadth and depth of film as text. Engage in thoughtful analysis of film and fiction in both discussion and written form. Become acquainted with multicultural, multi-century and multi-genre representations of film and literature as used throughout the course. Gain appreciation for both film/literature as a reflection of historical context. Become acquainted with current cinema and how elements apply to this course.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Weekly discussion responses in Blackboard Discussion Board Weekly screening of films, both independently and assigned Two 2-3 page assigned formal essays Independent screening/reading journal One final director/author project

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Discussion Board postings, related to screenings/readings (10 pts each) 2. Two formal 2-3 page essays (25 pts each) 3. Final Project (50 pts)

Required Exams

Discussion Board postings Two essays Final Project

Required Text

Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’sDoyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Discussion Board postings, related to screenings/readings (10 pts each) 2. Two formal 2-3 page essays (25 pts each) 3. Final Project (50 pts) Discussion Board postings Two essays Final Project