Cinema Studies Minor

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Cinema Studies Minor

Program Overview

The minor in cinema studies offers a variety of opportunities to study a predominant contemporary form of narrative, aesthetic, and social discourse: the moving image. Film is the primary medium of study for the minor, but the cinematic practices of video and television also may be included as potential areas of interest. Courses consist of interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of cinema, covering works from the early cinema to the present, from the U.S. and other nations. Students learn the aesthetics, history, technology, economics, and theory of cinema, while also acquiring the language for analyzing its forms and practices. The minor allows for organized and meaningful study of the moving image from a wide range of scholarly interests and approaches that complement the increasingly significant place of cinema in many major disciplines and other programs. Students enrolled in the cinema studies minor will become articulate and critical spectators in the larger cultural contexts of film and media studies.

Cinema studies students are required to take five courses. Students must earn at least a C- in each course and maintain a 2.0 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 eight credits, if approved, will "double count."

Interested students should contact the cinema minor coordinator, Matt Konzett, Department of English, matthias.konzett@unh.edu, (603) 862-0261.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Introductory Course
ENGL 533Introduction to Film Studies4
History and Theory of Film
LLC 540Film History4
or ENGL 618 Film Theory
Advanced and/or Focused Courses
Select two of the following:8
CMN 650
Critical Perspectives on Film
ENGL 616A
Studies in Film/Genre
ENGL 616B
Studies in Film/Authorship
ENGL 616C
Studies in Film/Culture and Ideology
ENGL 616D
Studies in Film/Narrative and Style
ENGL 733
Special Studies in Film
GERM 524
German Cinema
ITAL 525
Italian Cinema
Elective Courses
Select one elective course 14
Total Credits20

Explore Program Details

Cinema Studies is flexible and interdisciplinary, receptive to students from a variety of backgrounds including the humanities, business, engineering, and the sciences. Instructors from various departments and colleges participate in the teaching of this dynamic and rapidly evolving field. Film is the primary medium of study for the minor, but the cinematic practices of video and television may also be included as potential areas of interest. Courses consist of interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of cinema, covering works from the silent period to the present, from the U.S. and other nations, and from “mainstream” and “alternative” groups. Students learn the art, geography, history, technology, economics, and theory of cinema, while also learning the language for analyzing its forms and practices. The minor allows for organized and meaningful study of the moving photographic image, from a wide range of scholarly interests and approaches which complement the increasingly significant place of cinema in many major disciplines and other programs. Students in this program become keenly aware of themselves as members of a culture of the moving photographic image.

UNH Library Search

Tips for searching the UNH Durham Library Website:

  • If you would like to search for a film but do not know its full name, type part of the title and select Search Catalog by "keyword" and select "Videos, DVDs and Laser Discs".
  • If you know the full name of the film, type it in its entirety select Search Catalog by "Title" and select "Videos, DVDs and Laser Discs".
  • To search for a director, type name and select Search Catalog by "Author" and select "Videos, DVDs and Laser Discs".
  • To search for actors and actresses, type name and select Search Catalog by "Keyword" and select "Videos, DVDs and Laser Discs".

UNH Library Search

Research Sources for Film Studies, UNH Manchester

UNH Manchester Library

Film Term Lexicon

http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/commentaryguides/glossary/index2.htm

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