Focusing primarily on the study of the specificities of film language, its formal
 codes and conventions, the history of film 
and the established canon of theories and scholarly methods, the minor in Film Studies seeks to acknowledge and advance the critical understanding that emerges when film is
 studied within an interdisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. You’ll encounter a wide range of methods and approaches, cinemas (national and international), forms (fiction, documentary, animation), and styles (Hollywood, independent, avant-garde and experimental) and will be challenged to look beyond the “visual” field to think about and critically engage the significance of the broader visual culture and the world.

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

  • FST-202, and
  • at least twelve more credits from the list below, with at least two departments represented.

No more than one first year seminar may contribute to minor requirements.

On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the minor.

  • ANT-204 Understanding Modern Japanese Society through Film
  • ANT-205 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, and Beyond
  • ANT-211 Media in Asia
  • CHN-225 Chinese Film
  • COM-321 Media Criticism
  • COM-421 Studies in Mass Media (selected topics)
  • COM-435 Race, Class and Gender in the Media
  • ENG-215 Writing for Film and Television
  • ENG-369 Gender in South Asian Literature and Film
  • ENG-374 Satrdom and Identity
  • ENG-375 Screening Film Noir
  • ENG-376 Shakespeare on Film and in Production
  • ENG-451 Film Analysis
  • ENG-471 South Asian Cultural Studies: Literature and Film
  • FRN-465 French Cinema
  • FST-360  Italian Film
  • FST-365 Auteur Film
  • 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
  • GRM-338 History of German Cinema
  • GRM-466 Nazi Cinema and Culture
  • JPN-225  Japanese Cinema
  • MLL-235 French Cinema
  • MLL-236 Nazi Cinema and Culture

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