Film Studies Minor
Take courses in art, English, history, theatre,sociology, and communications studies for a cross-curricular approach to film. Gain an understanding of the impact of film on viewers and society. Showcase your own talents in film production and visual arts courses.
Minor in Film Studies (15 hours)
One course from each of the following three categories.
Two additional courses from any category.
Category 1: Film Interpretation/Criticism
These courses focus on the art and language of film. Courses are designed to encourage students to think and write critically about films as a text and to examine how the medium affects them.
- ART 142 Introduction to Film History and Analysis 3 hours
- ART 366 Cyberfeminism/New Media 3 hours
- ENLT 210 Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen 3 hours
- ENLT 266 Film Criticism 3 hours
- ENLT 268 From Fiction to Film 3 hours
- ENLT 367 Women in Film 3 hours
- HIST 321 The American West 3 hours
- MLIT 320 Italian Cinema 3 hours
Category 2: Political Economy of Film
These courses focus on the social, political, and legal conditions that shape the production/content/distribution/and access of films, and will enable student to better understand the structural and cultural factors influencing the types of films created with specific symbolic meanings.
- COMM 210 Mass Communication: Past, Present, Future 3 hours
- COMM 330 Critical Issues in Mass Communication 3 hours
- COMM 383 Art and Entertainment Law 3 hours
- SOC 382 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 hours
Category 3: Film Production/Visual Arts
These courses encourage students to be active participants in the imaginative and expressive faculties of the creative process and require a hands-on approach to the process of artistic creativity. They will better enable students to appreciate the technical and creative issues involved in cinematic production.
- ART 103 2D Design 3 hours
- ART 221 Photography I 3 hours
- ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 hours
- ART 224 Video Art 3 hours
- ART 266 Introduction to New Media 3 hours
- COMM 260 Digital Video Production 3 hours
- COMM 486 Practicum/Production 3 hours
- THTR 205 Introduction to Acting 3 hours