Minor in Film Studies

About the Minor

The Minor in Film Studies comprises courses that cover the major artistic and institutional developments in cinema from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present. As these courses cover a variety of critical topics that are essential to any film studies curriculum—such as the study of major genres and auteurs, and the technologies and techniques contributing to the development of the medium, as well as the historical circumstances that influenced the cinema's evolution since its inception—they will establish a sound critical foundation for students to choose and to flourish in the subsequent courses required for the minor.

The Minor in Film Studies is open to all University students.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:
FMST 101Film History I: Emergence3.0
or FMST 105 Film History & Theory I
FMST 102Film History II: New Waves3.0
or FMST 205 Film History & Theory II
FMST 250Documentary Studies3.0
Select five of the following:15.0
Film History III: Trends
The Western
Film Comedy
The Cinematographer's Art
Controversial Films
Breakthroughs of Contemporary Film Directors
Great Years in Cinema: 1999
Hollywoodland I
Hollywoodland II
The Horror Film
Contemporary Cinema
Special Topics in Film Studies
Special Topics in Film Studies
Special Topics in Film Studies
Special Topics in Film Studies
Total Credits24.0
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