Film and Fiction is a semester-long elective English course designed to provide students with an introduction in film literacy and an opportunity to critically compare storytelling in various text and film forms. Students will become familiar with film terminology, a variety of film genres, and particular stories in both written and film forms.
Students will read various genres of literature, focusing on novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, children’s literature, graphic novels, and plays. Class discussion and focused writing exercises will cultivate not only the critical, analytical, and evaluative literacy skills that students develop during their English studies at SGHS, but their imaginative reading and writing and viewing sensibilities as well. In addition, students will write various essays on what they read and see on screen, focusing on argumentative, informative, and narrative styles.
No prerequisites class required unless stated in the course description.