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Film Studies Minor

The film studies minor requires a total of 15 credit-hours of coursework, no more than six of which (generally two courses) may be from the 2000-level.

Coursework—Minor in Film Studies

REQUIRED: FILM 2120 Introduction to Cinema
Course Title  
Select four (12 hours; 9 hours must be upper-division):
FILM 2130 American Ethnic Cinema
FILM 4100 Latinx Film and Visual Culture
FILM 4250 History of Cinema I (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4260 History of Cinema II (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4270* History of Cinema III (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4600 Women and Film (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4620 Genre Cinema (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4640 Latin American Film and Media
FILM 4650 French Film History (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4660 History of Animation (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4670 Film, Technology, and Style (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 4680 Introduction to Digital Video Production (Prerequisite: Permission of department**)
FILM 5481 Special Topics in Cinema (Prerequisite: FILM 2120)
FILM 5640 Directing for Cinema (Prerequisite FILM 4680 and permission of department**)
FILM 5680 Editing for Film and Video (Prerequisite FILM 4680)
FILM 5690 Special Effects for Film and Video (Prerequisite FILM 4680)
FILM 5700 Internship in Film/Media
FILM 5900 Film Theory (Prerequisite: FILM 4250 or FILM 4260)
Other allowable options:
THEA 3020 Basic Dramatic Writing
THEA 3700 Design for Film/TV
THEA 4000 Dramatic Writing I (Prerequisite: THEA 3020)
THEA 5620 Dramatic Writing II (Prerequisite: THEA 4000)
THEA 5810 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media I
THEA 5820 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media II
THEA 5830 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media III
FILM 2000 Introduction to On-Set Film Production (only 3 hours of this 6 hour course may count here; 9 hours of the minor must be upper-division)

No more than one equivalent transfer course may be used to fulfill the requirements of a theatre or film studies minor. No non-equivalent transfer courses may be used towards a minor.

*If you declared the film studies minor before the addition of FILM 4270 History of Cinema III to the minor options (in which case it may not show up correctly in Degreeworks for you), email and include the email address of your advisor to request that the course count towards your minor.

**Intro to DV Production has a prereq of FILM 2120 plus priority registration first for film studies majors, then for film studies minors. If there are remaining seats two weeks after registration opens, then the POD will be lifted so that anyone with the prerequisite can register. If you are a film studies minor who wishes to take the course, email Dina to get on the waiting list for POD once film studies minor priority registration opens up. The same procedure will be followed for Directing for Cinema, which has a prereq of FILM 4680 and POD.

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