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Interdisciplinary Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies minor is an interdisciplinary field of study which enables students to develop critical and comparative analytical skills while learning the social significance of film throughout history and across borders. Students will gain an understanding of film aesthetics, history, genre, and theoretical approaches in film studies as well as have the opportunity to participate in creative practices related to the filmmaking process.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 3 hrs.

  • CFA 250: Film History - 3 hrs.
  • CFA 320: Film Theory & Criticism - 3 hrs.
  • THE 141: Film Appreciation - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose three) - 9 hrs.

  • CFA 221: Media Aesthetics - 3 hrs.
  • CFA 321: Film Genre Topics (may be repeated 2 times with unique topics) - 3-6 hrs.
  • COM 225: Visual Storytelling - 3 hrs.
  • COM 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • COM 445: Nonlinear Production - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 409: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 210: History of European Film - 3 hrs.
  • IM 285: Introduction to Video for Interactive Media - 3 hrs.
  • WLF 351: Cinema Francais - 3 hrs.
  • WLG 352: Deutsches Kino - 3 hrs.
  • WLT 151: French Cinema - 3 hrs.
  • WLT 152: German Cinema - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 401: Hispanic Cinema - 3 hrs.