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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 3370 - Horror in Film & Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272 .
This course explores the human fascination with horror and the uncanny through close viewing and reading of classic works of literature and film. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the conventions employed in cinematic and literary horror narratives.
  2. Interpret horror conventions in terms of contemporary social issues.
  3. Identify concepts in narrative theory such as unreliable narrators and in film such as diegesis.
  4. Explain themes pertinent to horror narratives such as ‘the uncanny,’ ‘the haunting specter,’ ‘scientific transgression,’ ‘nature’s revolt against humans.’
  5. Distinguish between the tragic and the horrific.

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