Requirements for the Cinema Studies Major (36 semester hours)

36 semester hours, at least twelve semester hours in addition to the senior project must be at the 300 level or above. No course may be counted twice.

Introduction to Cinema Studies (4 semester hours)

  • CINE 110 Introduction to Cinema Study (4)

Area 1: Production (4 semester hours)

  • ARTS 121 Introduction to 4D Art (4)
  • ARTS 132 Introduction to Experimental Photography (4)
  • ARTS 216 Video Art (4)
  • ARTS 232 Black and White Photography (4)
  • ARTS 331 Installation Art (4)
  • ARTS 355 Advanced Photography (4)
  • ARTS 357 Photography Now (4)
  • CINE 394 Major Internship (1-4)
  • ENGL 339W Special Topics in Creative Writing (4) (when focused on screenwriting)
  • MUSC 121 Creating Music with Technology (4)
  • MUSC 425 Recording Studio Music Production (4)

Area 2: Theory (4 semester hours)

  • ENGL 355 Feminist Film Criticism (4)
  • RHET 235W Propaganda: WWII & Cold War (4)
  • RHET 240W Propaganda: 21st Century (4)
  • RHET 309W Filming Identity: Israeli & Palestinian Documentary (2)
  • RHET 310W Conflict & Identity: Israeli & Palestinian Feature Film (2)
  • RHET 362W Telling News: Framing Reality (4)
  • RUSS 235 Russian and Soviet Cinema (4)

Area 3: Cinema and Society (4 semester hours)

  • ANTH 335 Visual Anthropology (4)
  • ASIA 301 Asian Visual and Creative Culture (4)
  • CHNSE 258 Gender and Mass Communication in Asia (4)
  • HIST 270 Cinema in the Middle East (4)
  • MUSC 214 Knowing the Score: A History of Music for Film (4)
  • PHEAL 120 Global Health through Film (4)
  • RHET 235W Propaganda: WWII & Cold War (4)
  • RHET 240W Propaganda: 21st Century (4)
  • RHET 271 Telling the Internment Story (4)
  • RHET 309W Filming Identity: Israeli & Palestinian Documentary (2)
  • RHET 310W Conflict & Identity: Israeli & Palestinian Feature Film (2)
  • RHET 362W Telling News: Framing Reality (4)

Area 4: National and Transnational Cinema (4 semester hours)

  • ASIA 288 Introducing Asia to the World (4)
  • ASIA 301 Asian Visual and Creative Culture (4)
  • CHNSE 258 Gender and Mass Communication in Asia (4)
  • FREN 241 Topics in French History through Film (4)
  • FREN 275 African Cinema (4)
  • GERM 241 German Cinema and Visual Culture (4)
  • HIST 270 Cinema in the Middle East (4)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (4)
  • LAS 380 Latin American Cinema (4) [Crosslisted with SPAN 380]
  • RUSS 235 Russian and Soviet Cinema (4)
  • SPAN 260 Hispanic Literature in Translation (4) (when focused on cinematic adaptation)
  • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (4) [Crosslisted with LAS 380]

Twelve additional semester hours

At least two courses at the 300 level, and at least two courses from a single Area (1-4). No class may be counted twice. One course may be counted by petition when the focus is in a cinema studies area.

Senior Project (4 semester hours)

A senior project, approved by the Cinema Studies faculty, which might be a creative or critical project. Projects will only be approved for which students have completed appropriate previous course work. It might be satisfied by:

  • CINE 499 Senior Project (4), or
  • With the cooperation of faculty in another discipline and the approval of Cinema 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 (4), HUM 497W (4), 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.

Requirements for the Cinema Studies Minor (20 semester hours)

  • CINE 110 Introduction to Cinema Studies (4)
  • 4 semester hours from each of the Areas 1-4 above. At least two of the classes must be at the 300 level or above.
Willamette University

Cinema Studies

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900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6138

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