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Film Studies, Minor

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The interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies is designed to allow students to develop knowledge of film and video as an art form while fulfilling the requirements for one of the approved degree programs at the University.  The Film Studies Minor offers courses that focus directly or implicitly on cinema.  The program is designed for students who wish to understand film better as an art form, as popular culture, and as a major medium of communication.  The courses that satisfy the minor represent different aspects of film and video art: (1) Culture, (2) History, (3) Theory, and (4) Production. 

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Film Studies requires the completion of 19 credit hours of approved courses. 

Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Select five courses representing at least three of the departments or disciplines offering the minor.  Courses that satisfy the minor include the following:


In addition, topics courses or seminars offered by American Studies, Communication Studies, and other departments not presently associated with the Minor in Film Studies may be applied to the minor upon approval of the Director.

Students may elect as one of their courses an internship that focuses on a video or film project in any of the participating departments.  Students who choose this option register for the the internship course of the department that seems most appropriate.  If no department designation is available, students register for the following:

Total = 19 Credit Hours

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