2021-2022 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. Tutorials, education in the field, and student forums do not count toward the minor.

Before becoming eligible for the minor, you must complete FILM307 with a grade of B or better, which would then count toward fulfillment of the minor and activate a minor course registration chart with the department (see the minor administrator). Transfer courses cannot be used as a prerequisite, nor can they count toward fulfillment. 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, Logan Ludwig, to declare the minor. After that, they may choose as convenient to complete the five additional courses before graduation.

Naturally, all course selections are subject to prerequisites from other departments, as well as enrollment restrictions, but with such a wide list of choices (and the list grows each year), there should be no problem in finding five classes.


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.)

FILM288Global Film Auteurs1
FILM301The History of Spanish Cinema1
FILM304History of Global Cinema1
FILM305Sophomore Colloquium for Declaring Majors1
FILM307The Language of Hollywood: Styles, Storytelling, and Technology1
FILM311Israel in Therapy: Society Under the Influence of TV Series1
FILM315Myth and Ideology in Cinema: Hollywood Sex, Race, Class, and Culture1
FILM318Awesome Cinema: Religion, Art, and the Unrepresentable1
FILM319Television Storytelling: The Conditions of Narrative Complexity1
FILM320The New German Cinema1
FILM322Alfred Hitchcock1
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
FILM329Introduction to Indian Cinema: 'Bollywood' and Beyond1
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
FILM352From Caligari to Hitler: Weimar Cinema in Context1
FILM355Newest German (and Austrian) Cinema1
FILM357Fassbinder & Sirk: Limitations of Life1
FILM358Italian Cinema: 1945-19651
FILM360Philosophy and the Movies: The Past on Film1
FILM362Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: The Dark Turn in Television Storytelling1
FILM368Using the Moving Image Archive1
FILM370The Art of Film Criticism1
FILM381Martin Scorsese1
FILM384Documentary Storytelling1
FILM385Documentary History1
FILM386The Long and the Short: Fritz Lang in Berlin and Hollywood1
FILM387Seminar on Television Series and Aesthetics1
FILM388Advanced Global Film Auteurs1
FILM389Film Genres: The Western1
FILM391Sex and Violence: American Film-making Under Censorship1
FILM392Cinema Stylists: Sternberg, Ophuls, Sirk, Fellini1
FILM418Documentary Filmmaking for Majors and Minors1
FILM430Documentary Production1
FILM451Introduction to Digital Filmmaking1
FILM452Writing About Film1
FILM454Writing the Short Film - For Non-Majors1
FILM455Writing for Television1
FILM458Screenwriting: The Short Film1
FILM459Writing for Television II1
AFAM274Reel Black: African American Life in Film1
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