ENG-246 - Immigrant Perspectives: Film and Literature

3 credits

This is a course that explores narratives and film from the immigrant perspective. Using techniques employed in good fiction, creative nonfiction and film-making techniques, students will craft their own narratives and learn to study and analyze film. Students will study different forms of the personal narrative, including traditional narratives, vignettes and memoirs in verse. In addition, students will read a well-regarded memoir and analyze writing techniques that the author employs in order to further their own work. For the film component of the course, students will view films based on the immigrant experience, and will learn how to 'take apart' a film; students will have a series of analytic writing assignments about film, and will also write a film review.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 (minimum grade C-).

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.