Alternative Facts: Course Outline

So it was the hand that started it all… His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms… His hands were ravenous Course Booklet

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Task: Imitate a Scene

They say imitation is a form of flattery, so this week we are going to work on the imitation of Andrew Niccol’s Cinematographic techniques in Gattaca

Short Film Exercise

The class was given a short film making exercise as a starting point to our close analysis of the film. Here are the results.

Film Study – Gattaca

There is no gene for the human spirit

Fahrenheit 451: A Future Dystopia

We explore the facets of Fahrenheit 451 that define it as a future dystopia

Personal Reading

A longitudinal project that encourages you to read widely and extensively and to make thoughtful and insightful observations about the connections you make between what you read, your own experience, the world around us and other texts.

Fahrenheit 451 – Keeping Track of Content

Keeping track of the events in the novel Fahrenheit 451 via a set of curated quotations.

Spoken Language Transcript Practice

Today we explored live spoken conversation – and generating our own transcripts. Watch this short video excerpt (from the film “FIT”) and try to write your own transcript of the conversation.   SAMPLE TRANSCRIPT:

Spoken Language Study

An exploration of the sophistication and richness of the way we modify and elaborate on standard English to enrich our interpersonal communication.

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