English 2C (Film and Fiction)
(Monday-Thursday) and by appointment
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 31st: Intro to class / Up in the Air
February 2nd: Up in the Air
February 7th: The Shawshank Redemption
February 9th: The Shawshank Redemption
February 14th: Julie & Julia
February 16th: Julie & Julia
February 21st: *To Kill a Mockingbird
February 23rd: To Kill a Mockingbird
February 28th: Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird
March 1st: Fight Club
March 6th: Fight Club
March 8th: Million Dollar Baby
March 13th: Million Dollar Baby
March 15th: *The Help
March 20th: The Help
March 22nd: Discuss The Help
March 27th: The World According to Garp
March 29th: The World According to Garp
April 3rd: *The Hunger Games
April 5th: Fieldtrip to see The Hunger Games
April 17th: The Descendants
April 19th: The Descendants
April 24th: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
April 26th: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
May 1st: *One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
May 3rd: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
May 8th: Pride & Prejudice
May 15th: Pride & Prejudice
May 17th: *Of Mice & Men
May 22nd: Of Mice & Men
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Hunger Games by
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The class objective is to expose you to new and different ideas
by having you read great novels and watch great movies. The course will offer a basic analysis of literary form and
style and examine the film as an art form. A brief history of the growth and development of the motion
picture and of the film genre will be included.
Reading quizzes on the five mandatory novels
One research paper on the novel of your choice
This class begins at exactly 6:30.
If you do not arrive on time, you will not only miss the beginning
of the movies, but you will also disturb the viewing of them when
you enter the classroom, so please make every effort to be on time.
On the days that we have reading quizzes, you must be on time
because the quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class, and
quizzes cannot be made up. Attendance,
both physical and mental, is important to this course.
Attending class means more than just showing up. You must come
prepared to participate, having read and thought about all assigned
readings and having completed all assigned work.
Experience has shown me that your work (and therefore your
grades) will suffer if you miss more than one or two classes.
Students who miss more
than four classes will be dropped.
Your final grade is based on your five reading quizzes (20
points each), and your class participation (20 points) for a total
of 120 points. You must do all assigned
work to pass the course.
Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary
action, which may include recommendation for dismissal.
Students requiring special services or arrangements because
of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor,
counselor, or the Disabled Student Services Office.
Limited English language skills will not be a barrier to
admittance to and participation in Vocational Education Programs.