[3 credit(s)] Prerequisite: COM 221 or permission of instructor. This course examines the tools of writing for the screen. Students will learn standard formats of screenwriting. The class will include the analysis of published screenplays, the development of character and story, and the presentation of student works for constructive comment and criticism. This intensive scriptwriting class is intended to help students construct and write a short film or the first act of a feature-length narrative.