To satisfy the requirements for the minor in Film Studies, the student must complete:

FST-202: Introduction to Reading Film

This course examines the distinctive ways that film conveys and generates meaning and provides tools to critically analyze films by examining the basics of film form, style (mise-en-scène, camera angle and movement, editing, and sound), and genre. The course also will explore the characteristic features of--as well as alternatives to--the "classical Hollywood style," a series of formal and narrative conventions present in films as distinct as Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) and John Ford's 1939 western, Stagecoach.

Film Studies qualified courses:

Below is the most recent list of courses that count toward the Film Studies Minor. For course descriptions, please see listings under individual departments in the Furman Course Catalog. On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the minor. For a list of the FST-qualified courses being offered in any given semester, see the "Course Listings" on the Academic Records website. (Under the "Department" heading, choose "Film Studies.")

ANT-204
Understanding Modern Japanese Society through Films (conducted in English) (VP/WC)
ANT-205
Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, and Beyond (VP/WC)
AST-211
Media in Asia (VP/WC)
CHN-225
Chinese Film (conducted in English) (VP/WC)
COM-321
Media Criticism
COM-421
Studies in Mass Communication: Italian Film
COM-435
Race, Class, and Gender in the Media
COM-360-01
Italian Film
COM-365  Auteur Film 
ENG-215
Writing for Film and Television
ENG-369
Gender in South Asian Literature and Film (TA/WC)
ENG-374
Heavenly Creatures: Stardom and Identity (TA)
ENG-375
Screening Film Noir (TA)
ENG-376
Shakespeare on Film and in Production (TA)
ENG-451
Film Analysis (TA)
ENG-471
South Asian Cultural Studies: Literature and Film (TA/WC)
FRN-465
French Cinema (conducted in French) (VP)
FYS-1141 Media, Art, and Terrorism
FYS-1203 Contemporary Issues on Film
FYS-1209 French Cinema of the Occupation
FYW-1161 Contemporary Issues on Film
JPN-225 Japanese Cinema (VP/WC)
MLL-235 French Cinema (conducted in English) (VP)
MLL-236 Nazi Cinema and Culture (conducted in English) (VP)
GRM-466 Nazi Cinema and Culture (VP)

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