Lit & Cinema
Literature and Cinema is a study of film as text. The course is designed to create active viewers and thinkers, as well as provide an overview of cinema as an art and a craft. Students will develop an overview of film history and criticism, as well as a better understanding of the contributions of the art to American culture. Focus units will look at the contribution of women and black directors, as well as the development of film technology and various genres. Each student will complete a major project that can be in the form of traditional research or criticism, or an original work in the form of a script or short film.