May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Studies Minor

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Alice Rutkowski, Coordinator (Welles Hall 222A)

The Film Studies minor provides students with substantial interdisciplinary study of the history, aesthetics, and cultures of film. Students will acquire a critical vocabulary for analyzing the art of film and a technical vocabulary for discussing the craft of filmmaking. They will also learn about the history and development of film’s many genres and movements. Courses are mostly designated under English or Film Studies, but may be taken with appropriate subtitles from other departments. The interdisciplinary approach brings diverse perspectives to the analysis of film and its role in our culture. Although the film studies minor is intended only to support a chosen major field of study, students may elect to explore possible graduate study in film studies or careers in filmmaking and its related fields.

Total Credits Required to Complete Minor: 20

Basic Requirements: (4 Credits)

Explorations of various aspects in film from specific figures such as directors to themes such as cinema history, specific genres, and cross-cultural diversity.

Electives: (16 Credits)

Must take at least 4 courses from the following list. Some courses may be taken twice under a different subtitle

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