Film Studies Minor

Students choosing the English/Film Studies concentration or pursuing the Film Studies minor will receive an excellent liberal arts education through the close examination of the many facets of moving image culture. We believe that a solid understanding of cinema entails a good grasp of history and the philosophical, psychological and political theory from which film theory draws. In this interdisciplinary program, students will also be exposed to a broad array of national and international films, as well as film translations of well-known works of literature. Students will analyze film from a variety of theoretical perspectives and become critical viewers of what is now one of the most predominant forms of cultural representation. 

Minor - Film Studies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 27

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019



Foundational Courses6
Focus Courses6
Film Electives15
Total Hours27

Foundational Courses

Complete the following course:
FILM 103LIntroduction to Film3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Focus Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
FILM 300History of Film3
FILM 447Film Theory3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Film Electives

Note: Special topics courses (FILM 191, FILM 291, FILM 391, FILM 491) have a repeatability of 6 credits for each level; e.g. although the course prefix and number may be the same, different course titles will count toward major requirements and graduation requirements for up to six credits at each course number level (6 credits of FILM 191, 6 credits of FILM 291, etc.).

FILM 327, FILM 381, FILM 481, FILM 484), and FILM 492 have a repeatability of 9 credits.

PHL 427 can count toward the Film Studies minor when the topic specifically includes film.

Complete 15 credits of the following courses:15
Tchg Oral Lang & Media Lit
Special Topics
Special Topics
Russian Cinema and Culture
Shakespeare and Film
Film Genres
The French Cinema
Latin Amer Civ Thru Lit & Film
Studies in the Film
Special Topics
Documentary: Thry and Practice
Advanced Studies in Film
Film Directors
Special Topics
Independent Study
Intro to Media Arts
Surv African Cinema
Native Amer and Cinema
Topical Intro to Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-