HONORS LITERATURE AND CINEMA: ANALYZING THE ARTS
This course is for highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12. This course investigates relationships between two media, film and literature, studying links across genre, structure and style. The course explores how art challenges cross-cultural, political, and aesthetic boundaries. The course follows a three tiered focus with the purpose of making students better academic writers and better literary readers while utilizing reading, interpretation, and creation of film scripts. This course is structured to balance both classic and contemporary literature, allowing students to draw connections among the plays of Shakespeare, Miller, and Shaw with more modern works like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Room. This course is aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts for Grades 11 and 12 and fulfills an English graduation requirement.