Turning Fiction into Film

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Course No: ENGL.2320-046; SIS Class Nbr: 1339; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course explores film adaptation by looking at how writing can be turned into the visual and auditory forms. Through reading novels and watching their film adaptations, students learn conventions of fiction and film, and draw on this knowledge to discover the implications of adapting a written story into a movie. By asking students to think about the different ways writers and filmmakers convey meaning to their audiences, this course attempts to answer the question of why the movie is never exactly like the book.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1010/1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: LT
  • Section Notes:
  • Core Codes: AH, AMST, DGMD, FLST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Thomas Hersey
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2020: Jul 06 to Aug 16
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.A. in English

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