Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

ENG 200: Novels Into Film

General Information

  • Name: Novels Into Film
  • Discipline: English (ENG)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Studies film and novels to examine the transformation in genre when novels are made into films. Students read novels and view films based on those novels to examine the impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of cultural and historical events in general up on the development of the selected novels and films
  • Recognize and understand the various literary and historic movements that have evolved in to the selected novels and films
  • Recognize what literary and cinematic elements make up the aspects of the novel and film
  • Recognize and understand the importance of certain novelists and directors in a historic perspective as well as their particular styles
  • Recognize the similarity between certain literary and cinematic techniques

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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