- Name: Novels Into Film
- Discipline: English
- 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: ENG 101, ENG 102 or consent of instructor
I: Catalog Course Description
This course studies film and novel genres 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 relative impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning to hone sharper perceptions as well as develop more conscious reasoning and writing skills. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or consent of the instructor.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of film and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
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 (Gen Ed 5)
- Recognize and understand the various literary and historic movements that have evolved in to the selected novels and films (Gen Ed 5)
- Recognize what literary and cinematic elements make up the aspects of the novel and film (Gen Ed 1)
- 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