The Film and Media Studies Minor provides foundations for the study of audioivisual media.
The goals of this program are:
- to encourage serious consideration of film as an art form;
- to explore film as a medium of communication;
- and to examine the power of film in shaping attitudes, values, and our understanding of society and the world.
Courses are designed to provide students with knowledge of the techniques of the filmmaking process, the historical development of film as an institution, film theory, methods of critical analysis, and the relationship of film to broader issues within various disciplines. The Film Studies Minor requires 21 credit hours of coursework. A 12 credit hour core is required of all minors. Students may select 9 credit hours of guided elective courses to complete the minor course of study. See catalog entry, here.
Required Core: 12 Credit Hours
FILM 3000 - Methods in Film Studies (3 credits)
FILM 3100 - Rise of the Moving Image (3 credits)
FILM 3200 - Post-War Global Film (3 credits)
FILM 4000 - Film Theory (3 credits)
Guided Electives (from the following): 9 Credit Hours
FILM 2000 - Introduction to Film (3 credits)
FILM 4100 - Film Genres (3 credits)
FILM 4200 - Topics in Film (3 credits)
ENGL 4350 - National Cinemas (3 credits)
ENGL 4360 - Screenwriting (3 credits)
ENGL 4507 - Literature and Film (3 credits)
RTVF 2602 - Video-Film Techniques (3 credits)
RTVF 4957 - Topics in Radio-TV-Film (3 credits) (only when topic is film related - requires pre-approval from Film and Media Studies coordinator)
HIST 4957 - Topics in History (1-6 credits) (only when topic is film related - requires pre-approval from Film and Media Studies coordinator)
SOCI 4252 - Race, Class, and Gender in Film (3 credits)
SOCI 4957 - Special Topics in Sociology (1-6 credits) (only when topic is film related - requires pre-approval from Film and Media Studies coordinator)
Total Credit Hours Required for Minor: 21 Credit Hours
Additional special topics courses may be counted in the minor with approval from Film and Media Studies coordinator. No courses counting toward the student's major may be counted toward satisfying the minor's requirements.