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Film Studies

Requirements for the Film Studies Major (10 Credits)

10 credits, no more than three of which may be taken in a single department. This limit does not apply to the senior experience.

A basic history of cinema

  • ENGL 210 (W) History of Cinema: The Rise of Classical Narrative (1)

One course in media and society

  • RHET 232 (AR) Persuasion, Propaganda, and the Mass Media  (1)
  • RHET 320 Mass Media and Society (1)

One introductory course that involves students in the process of making film

  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art I (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA; W) Creative Writing: Screenplay (1)
  • RHET 125 (CA) Creating Visual Rhetoric (1)

Two courses engaging issues of film theory

Senior Project

A senior project, approved by the Film Studies faculty, which might be a creative or critical project. It might be satisfied by:

  • FS 496 Senior Project, or
  • With permission by taking FS 449 Studies in Cinema and Nationalism (and writing a senior paper), or
  • With the cooperation of faculty in another discipline and the approval of Film Studies faculty, through the successful completion of a project or seminar approved for the purpose and worth at least one credit in another department such as ARTH 496, ENGL 490, HUM 497, THTR 499 or the like. A single paper will not normally be approved as satisfying two different senior requirements and a proposal for a senior project in connection with a course in another discipline will require notification to and approval by both faculties.

Four additional credits

Including at least one credit from each of the following three groups. No class may be counted twice.

Film art and society

  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (1)
  • ENGL 334 Film Genre (1)
  • ENGL 336 (AR) Visible Evidence (1)
  • FS 449 Studies in Cinema and Nationalism (1)
  • IDS 327 (AR, W) The American Story and the Legacy of Vietnam (1)
  • RHET 320 Mass Media and Society (1)

Film Production

  • ARTS 211 Digital Media (1)
  • ARTS 216 Video Art I (1)
  • ARTS 232 Black and White Photography I (1)
  • ARTS 233 Black and white Photography II (1)
  • ARTS 311 Web Art and New Media (1)
  • ARTS 316 (CA) Video Art II (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA; W) Creative Writing - Screenplay (1)
  • IDS 252 (CA) Computer Animation Production (1)
  • IDS 352 Advanced Computer Animation Production (1)
  • MUSC 121 (CA) Creating Music with Technology (1)

The following with permission, if elements of film work can also be included for the petitioning student:

National and Transnational Film

  • CHNSE 256 Chinese Folklore in Films (1)
  • FS 449 Studies in Cinema and Nationalism [May be Crosslisted as appropriate] (1)
  • FREN 241 (4th Sem Lang Req) French History through Film (1)
  • FREN 438 French Literature and Cinema  (1)
  • FREN 440 (IT) Quebecois Literature and Cinema (1)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)

Courses currently in the curriculum that should contribute to a Film Studies Major

  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (1)
  • ARTS 211 Digital Media (1)
  • ARTS 216 Video Art I (1)
  • ARTS 232 Black and White Photography I (1)
  • ARTS 233 Black and White Photography II (1)
  • ARTS 311 Web Art and New Media (1)
  • ARTS 316 (CA) Video Art II (1)
  • CHNSE 256 Chinese Folklore in Films (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA; W) Creative Writing - Screenplay (1)
  • ENGL 210 (W) History of Cinema (1)
  • ENGL 251 (TH) African Film Discourse (1)
  • ENGL 311 The Avant Garde as Critical Cinema (1)
  • ENGL 334 Film Genre (1)
  • ENGL 335 Film Directors (1)
  • ENGL 336 Visible Evidence (1)
  • ENGL 355 (W) Feminist Criticism (1)
  • FREN 241 (4th Sem) French History through Film (1)
  • FREN 251 (TH) African Film Discourse [Also listed as ENGL 251] (1)
  • FREN 438 French Literature and Cinema (1)
  • FREN 440 (IT) Quebecois Literature and Cinema (1)
  • FS 449 Studies in Cinema and Nationalism (1)
  • FS 496 Senior Project (1) 
  • IDS 252 (CA) Computer Animation Production (1)
  • IDS 327 (AR; W) The American Story and the Legacy of Vietnam (1)
  • IDS 352 Advanced Computer Animation Production (1)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • MUSC 121 (CA) Creating Music with Technology (1)
  • RHET 125 (CA) Creating Visual Rhetoric (1)
  • RHET 232 (AR) Persuasion, Propaganda and the Mass Media (1)
  • RHET 320 Mass Media and Society (1)
  • RHET 341 Narrative Theory (1)
  • RHET 361 Visual Rhetoric: Memory and Memorials (1)
  • RHET 362 (W) Media Framing (1)

Requirements for the Film Studies Minor (5 Credits)

  • ENGL 210 (W) History of Cinema  (1)
  • ENGL 311 The Avant Garde as a Critical Tradition (1)

Three credits from the following: (3)


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