2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 286 The Horror Film

3 hours 

This course provides students an in-depth study of the horror film, including its defining characteristics, its critical reputation, its status as a genre, its relationship to folklore and religious traditions, its representations of gender, and its narrative traditions, particularly those relating to criminal or social justice themes. As students watch, contemplate, discuss, read and write about horror films, they will move toward a more complete understanding of the horror film's place and importance in both film and cultural history.




ENG 101; and ENG 201 or LIT 106