Film Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

The Film minor offers courses in film history, theory, and criticism and is designed for students who wish to study the political, cultural, and social significance of the art form. In this interdisciplinary program students will begin with an introduction to film before proceeding to specialized courses that examine both western and non-western cinema from distinct aesthetic, cultural, historical and theoretical perspectives.

Degree Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

FILM 120Introduction to Film

3

FILM 310Film Theory and Criticism

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

FILM 330Studies in a Genre or Director

3

NOTE: FILM 310 has the following prerequisites: FILM 120 and at least three other credits from courses with the FILM prefix.

Choose one of the following courses:

FILM 210History of Film I

3

FILM 211History of Film II

3

Choose three credits from the following:

The remaining three credits may be fulfilled in one of the following three ways:

1. Choose 1 of the following courses:

FL 400Traditions in International Film

3

JMC 390Impact of Mass Communications on Society

3

PSCI 350Politics and Film

3

THEA 225Theatre in Film

3

2. In addition, students may take both FILM 210 and FILM 211, or repeat FILM 320 or FILM 330 for an additional three credits of elective credit, provided that the topics vary.

3. The Film Studies Director may approve variable topic courses as Film Minor electives, provided they exhibit a significant focus in film studies. Courses that sometimes receive approval as Film Minor electives include but are not limited to:

AFS 395Aspects of the African-American Experience

3

ENG 495Advanced Cultural Studies

3

HIST 430Topics in American History

3

HON 200Honors Connections Seminar II

3

JMC 408Special Topics

1-3

NOTE: Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in those courses that count toward the minor.