A minor in film and media studies requires a minimum of 18 hours of approved courses. Candidates for the minor must complete:

Film & Media Studies Required Courses
COM 120Introduction to Film and Media Aesthetics3
COM 320Media Theory and Criticism3
Film & Media Studies Electives
Select one Film & Media Studies Electives in International Cinema3
Select one Film & Media Studies Electives in Production3
Select two General Film & Media Studies Electives6

A maximum of three hours of internship credit may be counted towards the minor.

Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of this bulletin. The program director maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in this publication.

Film & Media Studies Electives in International Cinema

ART 261Topics in Film History (when topic relates to international cinema)3
ART 396KArt History Seminar: Film (when topic relates to international cinema)4
COM 312Film History to 19453
COM 313Film History Since 19453
COM 370Special Topics (when topic relates to international cinema)3
EAL 252Chinese Cinemas3
EAL 253Japanese Film: Themes and Methods3
EAL 285Contemporary East Asian Cinema3
FRH 360Cinema and Society3
FRH 361Special Topics in French and Francophone Film Studies3
GES 335German Film3
HST 385History through Film: Bollywood and the Making of Modern India3
ITA 325Italilan Neorealism in Films and Novels3
ITA 326Comedy in Italian Cinema3
ITA 327Modern Italian Cinema3
SPA 313Lights, Camera, ¡Acción!. Cinema and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World3
SPA 349Great Authors and Directors (when topic relates to film studies)1.5-3
SPA 351Cinema and Society (May be repeated for credit when focus changes)3

Film & Media Studies Electives in Production

ART 114Introduction to Film and Video Art4
ART 214Film and Video Art: Site Specific4
ART 224Film and Video Art: Cyberspace4
ART 228Film and Video Art: Theatre Works4
COM 247Foundations of Digital Media3
COM 309Visual Storytelling3
COM 310Advanced Digital Media3
COM 316Screenwriting3

General Film & Media Studies Electives

ART 260Classics of World Cinema3
ART 261Topics in Film History3
ART 396KArt History Seminar: Film4
COM 312Film History to 19453
COM 313Film History Since 19453
COM 318Culture and Sitcom3
COM 370Special Topics (when topic relates to film studies)1-3
ENG 373Literature and Film3
FLM 101
FLM 102
Internship in Film Studies I
and Internship in Film Studies II
3
HMN 380Literature, Film and Society3
SOC 366Sociological Analysis of Film3