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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 286                                    
Course Title: The Horror Film
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
Start Date:    01/27/2014                         End Date: