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LIT 209 - Literature Film Adaptation

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Focuses on the relationship between literary works (fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic novel) and their adaptations to film. Students explore the adaptation of literature to film; how the elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, symbol, and theme are adapted or altered from literature to film; and how film adaptations influence our understanding of both literature and film.
Competencies
  1. Apply the elements of literature and film.
    1. Define narrative elements, such as characterization, setting, plot, and theme in literature and film.
    2. Identify elements of cinematic technique, such as mise en scene, cinematography, editing, and sound.
    3. Describe literary devices, such as metaphor, simile, motif, symbol, stylistic use of language, etc.
  2. Differentiate between various approaches to literature and film such as Formalist (New Criticism), Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Deconstructionist, Reader Response, New Historicist, Structuralist, Cultural Studies, Genre, Auteur, and others.
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches.
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches.
  3. Evaluate a range of literary and cinematic works.
    1. Interpret literature and film using one or more of the critical approaches.
    2. Evaluate literature and film, comparing and contrasting deployment of narrative elements, as well as literary and cinematic techniques.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary and cinematic works.
    1. Value a range of poetry, fiction, drama, and film.
    2. Practice reading critically a range of poetry, fiction, and drama, and critically viewing film.
  5. Develop an appreciation for the importance of literature and film in culture.
    1. Acknowledge the importance of literary and film forms in culture.
  6. Create effective writing to demonstrate understanding of course goals.
    1. Produce analyses or interpretations through written assignments.
    2. Use literary terminology appropriate to genres and/or theories.
    3. Practice academic English and current MLA citation guidelines.



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