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 credit hours of coursework. A 12 credit hour core is required of all minors. Students may select 9 credit hours of elective courses to complete the minor course of study.
Film Studies Minor: 21 Credit Hours
A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.
“Broadcast Practicum” may be selected by students with special interest in production and may be applied to any of the above disciplines. “Broadcast Practicum” counts above and beyond minor requirements. Can count as an elective.
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.