Requirements

Requirements for the Film Studies Major (10 Credits)

10 credits, no more than three of which may be taken in a single department. This limit does not apply to the senior experience.

A basic history of cinema

  • FILM 110 (CA) Introduction to Cinema Study (1)

One course in media and society

  • CCM 261 (EV) Persuasion and the Mass Media (1)
  • CCM 362 Civic Media (1)
  • CHNSE 258 (US) Gender and Mass Communication in Asia (1)

One introductory course that involves students in the process of making film

  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art I (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA) Creative Writing (Screenwriting only) (1)
  • RHET 125 (CA) Creating Visual Rhetoric (1)

Two courses engaging issues of film theory

Senior Project

A senior project, approved by the Film Studies faculty, which might be a creative or critical project. It might be satisfied by:

  • FILM 499 Senior Project (1), or
  • With the cooperation of faculty in another discipline and the approval of Film Studies faculty, through the successful completion of a project or seminar approved for the purpose and worth at least one credit in another department such as ARTH 496W (1), ENGL 490 (1), HUM 497W (1), THTR 499W (.5-1) or the like. A single paper will not normally be approved as satisfying two different senior requirements and a proposal for a senior project in connection with a course in another discipline will require notification to and approval by both faculties.

Four additional credits

Including at least one credit from each of the following three groups. No class may be counted twice.

Film art and society

  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (1)
  • CCM 362 Civic Media (1)
  • IDS 327W (EV) the American Story and the Legacy of Vietnam (1)

Film Production

  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art I (1)
  • ARTS 232 (CA) Introduction to Black and White Photography (1)
  • ARTS 355 Topics in Photography and Video (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA) Creative Writing (Screenwriting only) (1)
  • IDS 252 (CA) 3D Animation (1)
  • IDS 352 Advanced 3D Animation (1)
  • MUSC 121 (CA) Creating Music with Technology (1)

The following with permission, if elements of film work can also be included for the petitioning student:

  • THTR 010X (CA) Theatre Practicum (.25-1)
  • THTR 140 Acting I (1)
  • THTR 145 (CA) Introduction to Acting (1)
  • THTR 233 (CA) Fundamentals of Costume Design (1)
  • THTR 355 Fundamentals of Scene Design (1)
  • THTR 356 (CA) Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (1)

National and Transnational Film

  • FREN 241 (4th Sem Lang Req) Topics in French History through Film (1)
  • FREN 438 (TH) French Literature and Cinema (1)
  • JAPN 340 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • LAS 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema (1) [Crosslisted with SPAN 380]
  • RUSS 235 (CA; 4th Sem Lang Req) Russian and Soviet Cinema (1)
  • SPAN 261 (4th Sem Lang Req) Hispanic Cinema in Translation (1)

Courses currently in the curriculum that should contribute to a Film Studies Major

  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (1)
  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art I (1)
  • ARTS 232 (CA) Introduction to Black and White Photography (1)
  • ARTS 355 Topics in Photography and Video (1)
  • CCM 261 (EV) Persuasion and Mass Media (1)
  • CCM 362 Civic Media (1)
  • ENGL 135 (CA) Creative Writing (Screenwriting only) (1)
  • ENGL 355W Feminist Film Criticism (1)
  • FILM 110 (CA) Introduction to Cinema Studies (1)
  • FREN 241 (4th Sem Lang Req) Topics in French History through Film (1)
  • FREN 438 (TH) Topics in Cinema (1)
  • IDS 252 (CA) 3D Animation (1)
  • IDS 327W (EV) The American Story and the Legacy of Vietnam (1)
  • IDS 352 Advanced 3D Animation (1)
  • JAPN 340 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • LAS 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema (1) [Crosslisted with SPAN 380]
  • MUSC 121 (CA) Creating Music with Technology (1)
  • RHET 125 (CA) Creating Visual Rhetoric (1)
  • RHET 341 Narrative Theory (1)
  • RHET 361 Visual Rhetoric: Memory and Memorials (1)
  • RHET 362W (IT) Telling News: Framing Reality (1)
  • SPAN 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema (1) [Crosslisted with LAS 380]

Requirements for the Film Studies Minor (5 Credits)

  • FILM 110 (CA) History of Cinema: The Rise of Classical Narrative (1)

Four credits from the following: (4)

  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art I (1)
  • ENGL 355W Feminist Film Criticism (with approved film topic) (1)
  • ENGL 390 Reading and Conference (with approved film topic) (1)
  • ENGL 490 Independent Study (with approved film topic) (1)
  • FREN 438 (TH) Topics in Cinema (1)
  • JAPN 340 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • SPAN 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema (1) [Crosslisted with LAS 380]
  • FREN 490 (.5-1), GERM 490 (.5-1), or JAPN 490 (.5-1) (with approved film topic) (.5-1)
  • HUM 497W Humanities Senior Seminar (with approved film topic) (1)