EAC215 - Story and Screen

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Subject Title
Story and Screen

Subject Description
This subject considers the relationship between literature (fiction/non-fiction) and film by exploring how meaning and/or messages are conveyed in film and literary narratives and by analyzing the changes that occur in the conversion from one medium to another. A wide range of literary texts and their film versions will be offered for analysis in order to investigate how literary texts are retold in adaptations, remakes, and updates.

Credit Status
General Education-Literature credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and define the key literary elements of a text

2. Define and discuss the cinematic techniques used in filmmaking

3. Recognize the function and purpose of specific cinematic elements such as lighting, characterization, sound, etc.

4. Compare and contrast literary works to their cinematic adaptations, focusing primarily upon the thematic, fictional, and dramatic elements of story telling

5. Analyze the adaptation of literary elements to screen

6. Evaluate the effectiveness of cinematic adaptations through the critical analysis of literary and cinematic techniques

7. Use accurate English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence mechanics to produce logical and coherent written assignments

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