The minor in Film Studies seeks to promote a critical understanding of the art and experience of cinema as well as its influence on society and culture. The minor is designed to provide students with an introduction to the medium from a theoretical perspective by combining classes in film history as well as critical analysis of both fiction and non-fiction forms. An interdisciplinary and collaborative program, the Film Studies minor includes coursework from across the university in communication, English, history, and creative media & entertainment among others.
The Film Studies minor is an excellent complement to many majors. A student majoring in English might want to compare and contrast the language and narrative of novels with equivalent dimensions in film. Students in Creative Media & Entertainment might want to complement their perspective of production with an understanding of cinema history. Various communication majors might want to expand their understanding of mediated communication with inquiry into cinematic language and social influence.
Description of Film Studies Minor
The Film Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary program, seeks to promote a critical understanding of the art and experience of cinema as well as its influence on society and culture.
Total for Film Studies Minor 18 hours
CCM 308 History of Film
CCM 320 Documentary Film & Social Justice
CCM 376 Film, Culture & Criticism
Film Analysis & Theory: Choose Two
CCM 330 Race & Difference
CCM 420 Queering Film
CCM 430 Rhetoric of Horror Films
CME 311 Genres in Cinema
EN 394 Special Topics in Film
EN 494 Special Topics in Film
The Liberal Arts Through Film: Choose One
AN 326 Youth Conflict and Global Cinema
GR 360 German Film
HST 349 U.S. History through Film
MH 452 History of Film Music
PO 384 Politics through Film
SP 360 Hispanic Film
TI 234-HST Reel America