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.
- Apply the elements of literature and film.
- Define narrative elements, such as characterization, setting, plot, and theme in literature and film.
- Identify elements of cinematic technique, such as mise en scene, cinematography, editing, and sound.
- Describe literary devices, such as metaphor, simile, motif, symbol, stylistic use of language, etc.
- 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.
- Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches.
- Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches.
- Evaluate a range of literary and cinematic works.
- Interpret literature and film using one or more of the critical approaches.
- Evaluate literature and film, comparing and contrasting deployment of narrative elements, as well as literary and cinematic techniques.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary and cinematic works.
- Value a range of poetry, fiction, drama, and film.
- Practice reading critically a range of poetry, fiction, and drama, and critically viewing film.
- Develop an appreciation for the importance of literature and film in culture.
- Acknowledge the importance of literary and film forms in culture.
- Create effective writing to demonstrate understanding of course goals.
- Produce analyses or interpretations through written assignments.
- Use literary terminology appropriate to genres and/or theories.
- Practice academic English and current MLA citation guidelines.
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