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Film Studies

Film Studies

Male interviewer on left asking male student and female student questions at red carpet event; students posing for photo with film critic backstage at Heartland Film Festival; photo of film festival stage Q&A

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.

Minor in Film Studies

REQUIRED COURSES 

  • CCM 308 History of Film (3)
  • CCM320 Documentary Film & Culture (3)
  • CCM 376 Film, Culture & Criticism (3)

TOTAL REQUIRED COURSES: 9 cr. hrs
 

FILM ANALYSIS & THEORY: CHOOSE TWO

  • CCM 330 Representations of Race & Difference (3)
  • CCM 420 Queering Film (3)
  • CCM 430 Rhetoric of Horror Films
 (3)
  • CME 311 Genres in Cinema (3)
  • EN 394 Special Topics in Film (3)
  • EN 494 Special Topics in Film (3)

TOTAL: 6 cr. hrs
 

THE LIBERAL ARTS THROUGH FILM: CHOOSE ONE 

  • AN326 Youth Conflict and Global Cinema (3)
  • GR360 German Film (3)
  • HST 349 U.S. History Through Film (3)
  • MH452 History of Film Music (3)
  • PO 384 Politics Through Film (3)
  • SP360 Hispanic Film (3)
  • TI234-HST Reel America (3)

TOTAL: 3 cr. hrs

TOTAL DIRECTED ELECTIVES: 12 cr. hrs

TOTAL FOR MINOR: 18 cr. hrs