NOTE: Requirements may differ according to date of enrollment.
Film Studies Minor Advising Checklist
Core: At least 6 credit hours chosen from the following courses.
Choose one from:
COMM 155: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound - 3 credits
Students should not take both classes. Only one will count towards the minor.
FILM 220/ARTH 276: Film Form - 3 credits
Choose one from:
ENGL 280: Introduction to Film - 3 credits
ENGL 380: Narrative Film: Silence to Sound - 4 credits
ENGL 381: Narrative Film After 1940 - 4 credits
ARTH 376: Film and Special Effects - 3 credits
Electives: At least 12 credit hours, chosen from the following. It is recommended that students have completed at least one core course before beginning work on electives:
ARTS 222 Experimental Video Production - 3 credits
ARTH 345: Film Criticism - 3 credits
ARTH 359: New Media Writing -3 credits
COMM 308: Documentary History and Criticism - 3 credits
COMM 309: Film Analysis - 3 credits
COMM 361: Script Writing for Video, Film and Radio - 3 credits
COMM 386: International Film - 3 credits
ENGL 207: Drama and Film - 3 credits
ENGL 386: Women and Film - 4 credits
ENGL 387: American Film - 4 credits
FILM 399 Special Topics - 1 to 4 credits
FILM 401: Independent Study—1- 3 credits
HIST 363: Chinese Culture Through Films - 4 credits
HIST 376: Film and American Culture - 3 credits
LANG 385: German Film - 3 credits
POLI 345: Film and Global Politics - 4 credits
Cinema Boutique Courses taken J-Term or Summer Session*
FILM 399: Cult and Horror - 3 credit
FILM 399: Cinema Vampires - 3 credits
*Any title offered J-Term
Transfer credits (Permission of Coordinator)
Any course from the core not taken to fulfill core requirements
At least 18 credits needed
- Communication Department students can use only one course from their Major Track requirements.
- Any History Department film course may be used as an elective.
- No more than four (4) courses in any one discipline may be taken for credit toward the film minor.
- Faculty in various departments frequently offer other film-related courses that address the goals of the Film Studies program. To determine if a course not listed above will satisfy requirements for the Film Studies minor, students should contact the Coordinator of Film Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org