Film Studies Minor Program Information
PO Box 70683
Phone: (423) 439-6678
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/filmstudiesminor/
Dr. Matthew Holtmeier
Dr. Chelsea Wessels
The Film Studies Minor seeks to educate students about film in an interdisciplinary context. The goals of this program are to encourage serious consideration of film as an art form; to explore film as a medium of communication; and to examine the power of film in shaping attitudes, values, and our understanding of society and the world.
Courses are designed to provide students with knowledge of the techniques of the filmmaking process, the historical development of film as an institution, film theory, methods of critical analysis, and the relationship of film to broader issues within various disciplines.
The Film Studies Minor requires 21 credits of coursework. A 9 credit core is required of all minors. Students may select 12 credits of elective courses to complete the minor course of study.
With approval of the Film Studies Committee, additional special topics courses may be counted in the minor; however, no courses counting toward the student’s major may be counted toward satisfying the minor’s requirements.