The Film and Media 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 and Media Studies Minor requires 21 credits of coursework. 12 credits of required courses are required of all minors. Students may select 9 credits of elective courses to complete the minor course of study.
Film and Media Studies Minor: 21 credits
A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.
Additional special topics courses may be counted in the minor with approval from Film and Media Studies coordinator. No courses counting toward the student’s major may be counted toward satisfying the minor’s requirements.