2022-2023 Edition

Academic Catalog

Film Studies Minor

Admission to the Minor

In accordance with the University guidelines, students minoring in film studies must complete six courses for a grade (courses taken as Credit/Unsatisfactory will not count) and achieve a B average. Internships and student forums do not count toward the minor.

Before becoming eligible for the minor, you must complete FILM307 as a prerequisite with a grade of B or better. You must also activate a minor course registration chart with the department (see the minor administrator). Transfer courses cannot be used for the  prerequisite. After acceptance into the minor, you may submit courses taken overseas or at other universities to be considered on a case-by-case basis for credit.

Minor Requirements

FILM307 should be taken during the first or sophomore year. Students must meet with the minor administrator, Lisa Mingione at lmingione@wesleyan.edu to declare the minor. After that, they must complete five additional courses before graduation. Some course selections are subject to prerequisites from other departments.

Courses

The list of courses currently recognized as part of the film studies minor includes. (Please note that not all courses will be available every semester.)

FILM301The History of Spanish Cinema1
FILM304History of Global Cinema1
FILM305Sophomore Colloquium for Declaring Majors1
FILM307The Language of Popular Cinema1
FILM311Israel in Therapy: Society Under the Influence of TV Series1
FILM230Introduction to Korean Cinema1
FILM318Awesome Cinema: Religion, Art, and the Unrepresentable1
FILM231Wartime Film Culture in the Japanese Empire1
FILM232Minority Voices in Japanese Film and Literature1
FILM250Computational Media: Videogame Development2
FILM305Sophomore Colloquium for Declaring Majors1
FILM307The Language of Popular Cinema1
FILM309Film Noir 1
FILM312The Short Film: Study and Practice1
FILM314Directorial Style: Classic American Film Comedy1
FILM319Television Storytelling: The Conditions of Narrative Complexity1
FILM318Awesome Cinema: Religion, Art, and the Unrepresentable1
FILM319Television Storytelling: The Conditions of Narrative Complexity1
FILM322Alfred Hitchcock1
FILM323Film and Anthropology1
FILM333Introduction to Russian and Soviet Cinema1
FILM341The Cinema of Horror1
FILM342Cinema of Adventure and Action1
FILM370The Art of Film Criticism1
FILM372Hong Kong Cinema1
FILM390History of Film Sound1
FILM395Autobiographical Storytelling1
FILM396African American Cinema1
FILM397Cinema and City in Asia1
FILM435Directing the Documentary1
FILM324Visual Storytelling: The History and Art of Hollywood's Master Storytellers1
FILM326At Home in the World: Transnational Women's Cinema1
FILM328Moving Images Beyond the West: An introduction to Global Media1
FILM329Bollywood and Beyond: Introduction to Indian Cinema1
FILM331Video Games as/and the Moving Image: Art, Aesthetics, and Design1
FILM336Silent Storytelling1
FILM346Contemporary East Asian Cinema1
FILM347Melodrama and the Woman's Picture1
FILM348Postwar American Independent Cinema1
FILM349Television: The Domestic Medium1
FILM350Contemporary International Art Cinema1
FILM358Italian Cinema: 1945-19651
FILM360Philosophy and the Movies: The Past on Film1
FILM362Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: The Dark Turn in Television Storytelling1
FILM381The Films and Influences of Martin Scorsese1
FILM384Documentary Storytelling1
FILM385Documentary History1
FILM387Seminar on Television Series and Aesthetics1
FILM388Global Film Auteurs1
FILM389Film Genres: The Western1
FILM391Sex and Violence: American Film-making Under Censorship1
FILM392Cinema Stylists: Sternberg, Ophuls, Sirk, Fellini1
FILM430Documentary Production1
FILM451Introduction to Digital Filmmaking1
FILM453The Art and Craft of Film Adaptation1
FILM460Scripting Series for the Small Screen1
FILM454Screenwriting1
FILM455Writing for Television1
FILM458Screenwriting: The Short Film1
FILM459Writing for Television II1
AMST315Entertaining Social Change1
ANTH244Television: The Domestic Medium1
ANTH285Film and Anthropology1
ANTH361Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: The Dark Turn in Television Storytelling1
CEAS232Introduction to Chinese Film1
CEAS234Modern Korea in Film and Fiction1
CEAS248South Korean Cinema: Re/imagining Modern History on Screen1
CEAS266Modern Korean Women's Literature and Film1
CJST234Israel in Therapy: Society Under the Influence of TV Series1
CJST248Designing Reality in Israeli Documentary Film1
COL249Narrative and Ideology1
GOVT298Terrorism and Film1
GOVT387Foreign Policy at the Movies1
REES233Introduction to Russian and Soviet Cinema1
RL&L233Modern Italy on the Silver Screen: 1960--20151
RL&L301The History of Spanish Cinema1
SPAN280Screening Youth in Contemporary Latin American Cinema1
FILM232Minority Voices in Japanese Film and Literature1
FILM231Wartime Film Culture in the Japanese Empire1
FILM230Introduction to Korean Cinema1