Film Studies Minor

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 Minor Requirements

  • Minimum total credits (including electives): 28
  • Minimum total upper-division credits (including electives): 12
  • Minimum total credits in FILM classes: 24
  • Minimum total upper-division credits in FILM classes: 8

To be selected from:

FILM 110*INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1895-19453
FILM 125*INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1945-PRESENT3
FILM 220*TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION4
FILM 245*THE NEW AMERICAN CINEMA4
FILM 255*WORLD CINEMA PART I: ORIGINS TO 19684
FILM 256*WORLD CINEMA PART II: 1968-PRESENT4
FILM 265*FILMS FOR THE FUTURE4
FILM 452^STUDIES IN FILM (can be taken two times for up to 8 credits)4
FILM 480STUDIES IN FILM, CULTURE AND SOCIETY4
Any other FILM courses of at least 3 credits3
Electives
Select no fewer than 3 and no more than 6 credits selected from the following:3-6
German
CRITICAL ISSUES OF GERMAN CINEMA
DIVIDED SCREEN: GERMAN CINEMA BETWEEN 1945 AND 1990
CONTEMPORARY GERMAN CINEMA
Spanish
TOPICS IN MEXICAN CULTURE AS EVIDENCED THROUGH MEXICAN FILM
Ethnic Studies
ES 411
*ETHNICITY IN FILM
Women Studies
*WOMEN IN THE MOVIES
*WOMEN IN WORLD CINEMA
*DISNEY: GENDER, RACE, EMPIRE

Minor Code: 268