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Film Studies  Minor

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College of Liberal Arts|School of Writing, Literature and Film



The Film Studies minor is designed to give students a coherent introduction to film criticism, theory, and history (what those of us in the field call "critical studies") as well as more specialized and/or advanced classes in film genres, authors (auteurs), and cultural studies.



Film Studies Minor


Film Courses

Select 24 credits from the list below:
FILM 110. *Introduction to Film Studies, 1895–1945 (3)
FILM 125. *Introduction to Film Studies, 1945–Present (3)
FILM 220. *Topics in Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Films (4)
   or ENG 220. *Topics in Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Films (4)
FILM 245. *New American Cinema (4)
FILM 255. *World Cinema Part I: Origins to 1968 (4)
FILM 256. *World Cinema Part II: 1968-Present (4)
FILM 265. *Films for the Future (4)
FILM 310. *Film Theory and Criticism (4)
FILM 360. International Film Festival (3)
FILM 445. Documentary Film Studies (4)
FILM 452. ^Studies in Film (4) (Topics vary from term to term; course can be taken two times for 8 credits)
FILM 480. Studies in Film,Culture and Society (4) (Topics vary from term to term; course can be taken two times for 8 credits)

Elective Courses

Select at least 3 credits, and no more than 6 credits from the lists below:

German

GER 361. Critical Issues of German Cinema (3)
GER 362. Divided Screen: German Cinema, 1945-1990 (3)
GER 363. Contemporary German Cinema (3)
WLC 261 *Masterpieces of German Cinema (3)

French

WLC 320. *Francophone Cultures in Film (3-9)

Spanish

SPAN 439. Topics in Mexican Culture as Evidenced Through Mexican Film (3)

Ethnic Studies

ES 361. (Re)Framing Race Through Film Production (4)
   or QS 361. (Re)Framing Race Through Film Production (4)
   or WGSS 361. (Re)Framing Race Through Film Production (4)
   or WLC 361. (Re)Framing Race Through Film Production (4)
ES 411. Chicano/as in/on Film (3)
ES 452. *Ethnicity in Film (4)

Women’s Studies

WGSS 230. *Women in the Movies (3)
WGSS 235. *Women in World Cinema (3)
WGSS 325. *Disney: Gender, Race, Empire (3)

Total=28


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 268


 
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