Literature and Film

Course Number: 141

Open To:
Grade 12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: English “B” Requirement.
This course does not meet NCAA requirements.
Satisfies one semester of the English graduation requirement.

Course Description:
Literature and Film is a semester-long survey course focusing on building and strengthening close reading and analytical skills through the use of various literary texts and films of different genres. The goals for this class include improved writing habits as well as extensive practice writing in various media (formal, digital, creative, Prezi), stronger close reading strategies, proper implementation of academic vocabulary in discussions, increased ability to reflect on writing, increased confidence and preparedness during oral presentations accompanied by strong visual aids, and curiosity about literature and film’s roles in modern society. While this class is meant to provide the opportunity to learn and grow academically, it also asks students to become more culturally and socially aware of man in society. Learning objectives are rooted in the Common Core standards for the state of California.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Summer Reading Text: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. ISBN: 978-0451163967
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. ISBN: 978-0425286555
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. ISBN: 978-1594631931
  • Additional texts will be provided by instructor.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None