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Film Studies Minor

The minor in Film Studies allows students to engage in an interdisciplinary study of film history, culture, theory and criticism. The minor provides a range of courses in international and domestic film that enhance a student’s critical thinking, appreciation for the art of cinema and analytical and writing skills. Students in Communications Media and English Studies will be able to add the minor as long as the same courses are not simultaneously being used to fulfill requirements in the major with the exception of the History of the Medium requirement in Communications Media.

Required Courses

COMM 2405 History of Film I  3 cr.
COMM 2415 History of Film II 3 cr.
ENGL 3540 Writing Film Criticism 3 cr.

Choose 4 electives from the following courses:

COMM 2450 History of Documentary 3 cr.
COMM 3200 Contemporary Cinema  3 cr.
ENGL 2330  Literature and Film 3 cr.
ENGL 2340 American Political Film and Literature:
Conspiracies & Controversies
3 cr.
ENGL 2540 Global Issues in Film  3 cr.
ENGL 3090 Questioning War in Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3091 Asian Cinemas:
Eastern Visions in a Post Colonial World
3 cr.
ENGL 3460 Rebels in American Film and Literature:
Race, Gender, and Class Outsiders 
3 cr.
ENGL 4020 Shakespeare's Drama:
Text and Performance
3 cr.
ITAL 2500 Italy Through Film 3 cr. 
MUSC 3750 Music in Film 3 cr.