Cinema Studies Minor
Cinema Studies explores the aesthetic, historical, and cultural practices of moving image media. The minor is open to all students interested in taking courses that examine the role of cinema, particularly that of film, as a unique and popular art form.
Five courses (20 credits)
Electives are drawn from an approved list of courses for the minor, which is compiled and announced every semester**
**Electives are drawn from an approved list of courses for the minor, which is compiled and announced every semester. Students may also chose from the Advanced and/or Focused Courses. Elective courses have a significant cinema studies component and may have another disciplinary focus as well. Contributing departments and/or programs include: American studies, Anthropology, Arts, Communication, English, French, Geography, German, History, Humanities, Italian, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Women's Studies. Students should check with the cinema minor coordinator each semester for approval of the elective.
- Cinema studies students are required to earn 20 credits.
- Students must earn at least a C- in each course and maintain a 2.00 grade-point average in courses taken for the minor.
- “Double counting” of minor course credits with major course credits will be left to the discretion of existing major departments, with the exception that no more than 8 credits, if approved, will double count.
- Courses in cinema studies should be taken in the following sequence:
-First one introductory course, ENGL 533 or CMN 550,
-Followed by one History or Theory of Film course LLC 540,
-Followed by at least 2 of the more advanced and/or focused courses, and one of the elective courses.