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LIT 254A Literature and Film
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Narrative mediums of literature and film through the study of select literary works and their film adaptations. Examines film as both an interpretation of literature and as the unique product of artistic, historical, and sociocultural forces.

Prerequisites: ENG102 or instructor consent.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Use conventional terms of literary analysis and appropriate terminology in the written examination and study of literature and film.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify and analyze the challenges, limitations, and adaptability of each medium in accomplishing particular aesthetic ends and in adapting a work from one medium to another in written and oral discourse, class presentations and/or discussions.
3. (Analysis Level) Compose written comparative analysis of select films, and the literature from which they are derived, which examines the respective considerations of audience, presentation, composition and purpose.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify specific conventions of a given genre and the limitations and the possibilities such considerations impose on the works in each medium.
5. (Analysis Level) Explain the cultural and aesthetic evolution of each medium and the social, cultural, and historical values that have informed that evolution in written and oral discourse.
6. (Evaluation Level) Student writing will evaluate a given genre in literature and film as cultural commentary illustrating the social, economic, political, psychological and/or philosophical dynamics as they apply to a specific work or works.
7. (Evaluation Level) Critique the cultural, historical, and/or sociological commentaries on race, gender, social status and ethnicity as they apply to a given work.
8. (Evaluation Level) Student writing will evaluate and critique a variety of critical perspectives in relation to the student's own assessment of a given work.
9. (Evaluation Level) Critique and assess the impact of specific narrative styles within a given genre in written and oral discourse.
10. (Synthesis Level) Develop strategies for the revision of written, grammatically correct discourse based on oral and written feedback from peers and the instructor.
11. (Application Level) Demonstrate self-reflection and critical thinking in written and oral analysis/commentary.
12. (Analysis Level) Develop critical, logically organized analysis demonstrating an original idea/thesis supported by both textual evidence and appropriately cited academic sources.
13. (Application Level) Develop written discourse, class presentations and/or discussions that indicate a process of reflection, revision and a mastery of college level punctuation and sentence structure.
14.(Synthesis Level) Total output for the course includes 5,000 words or more. 80% or more of the total written output for the course will be polished, revised work based on written and oral feedback from the instructor and peer review.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None