Catalogue 2020 - 2021

ENGL 370 Writing about TV and Film


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C-" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair

Course Description

In this course students will learn various approaches to writing about film and television, including evaluative reviews and scholarly essays. As a Writing for the Web course, students will also learn to publish their own writing online with aesthetic and intellectual competence. Primary texts draw from a variety of film and television genres, historical periods, and subjects. Secondary sources include a writers' guide, movie and TV reviews, student writing, and scholarly essays. Because this is a Writing Intensive course, students will produce over 20 pages of revised writing.

Class meetings will combine lecture, discussion, screenings, peer review sessions and writing workshops.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.