Maricopa Community Colleges  ENH254   20012-99999 

Official Course Description:  MCCCD Approval:  10-24-2000

ENH254  2001 Spring - 9999

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Literature and Film

Presents works of literature and their film versions and analyzes distinguishing techniques of each medium.

Prerequisites: ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Humanities and Fine Arts - [HU]

General Education Designation: Literacy and Critical Inquiry - [L]


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ENH254  2001 Spring - 9999

Literature and Film



Compare and contrast the relative strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. (I)


Review the art of adapting literature to film.(I)


Explain how each medium addresses questions of existence and examines questions of meaning and knowledge and ways of thinking and knowing. (I)


Explain the use of narrative in literature and film, and describe how the narrative format translates basic human values and assumptions. (II)


Identify and exemplify various genres in literature and film.(III)


Evaluate how each medium addresses moral, aesthetic, and other values.(III)


Compare and contrast verbal metaphors with audiovisual metaphors in literature and film.(IV)


Identify and exemplify the use of symbols in literature and film, especially those relating to basic values, assumptions, and interpretations of human experience.(V)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ENH254  2001 Spring - 9999

Literature and Film


I. Literature vs. Film

A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Medium

B. The Art of Adapting Literature to Film

C. Each Medium's Consideration of Important Questions

1. Questions of Existence

2. Questions of Meaning and Knowledge

3. Ways of Thinking and Knowing

II. Narrative

A. History

B. Theories

C. Narrative vs. Dramatic

D. Narrative Format as Translator of Values/Assumptions

III. Genres

A. History

B. Theories

C. Literary vs. Cinematic Genres

D. Literature and Cinema Regarding Moral, Aesthetic, and Other Values

IV. Tropology

A. History

B. Theories

C. Verbal Metaphors vs. Audiovisual Metaphors

V. Symbolism

A. History

B. Theories

C. Examples in Literature and Film

D. Literary and Cinematic Symbols Relating to Values/Assumptions/Interpretations of Experience


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