ENG4320 - Film & Literature

Year of Study:3 or 4
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: ENG1100 Introduction to Literature,
ENG2100 Exploring the Genre of Poetry,
ENG2101 Exploring English Novels,
ENG2102 Drama and Theatre
or with special permission from Instructor and approval by Department Head
Module Description
The objective of this module is to acquaint students with the kindred relationships between film and literature as well as to help them develop a more critical awareness to appreciate these two media; it also calls to their attention approaches available from the cultural studies perspectives such as race, gender, ideology and sexuality.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. distinguish generic and media differences between film and literature as genre, and describe how one genre can influence the other or vice versa;

  2. critically compare and contrast these two genres’ differences and similarities;

  3. learn the ability to appreciate these two genres and talk and write about them in an informed and academic manner;

  4. describe and analyse thematic and social significance in relation to the contents of film and literature.