Liberal Arts > English

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor

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 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

Scheduled ENG-200 classes:

Fall 2019