Cinema Studies Minor
The 15-credit cinema studies minor (previously called the film studies minor) is designed for students interested in studying movie as texts and as popular culture. Traditionally, students of this discipline study the history, production processes, and aesthetics of film as well as the theories that analyze the ways in which film, culture, and audience interact to negotiate and construct meaning.
The minor is offered by the School of the Arts, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, at the Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey.
The two required courses provide the foundations for these four areas of investigation (history, production, aesthetics, and theory). The electives offer an opportunity for a wider breadth of experience or a more tightly focused study.
Required Foundation Courses (6 credits)
Non-American Film Course (3 credits)
Select one from the following:
- CINE2015 Italian Cinema
- CINE2207 East Asian Cinema
- CINE3215 Introduction to World Cinema
- CINE 2005 French Cinema (cross listed as FREN2005)
- CINE 3015 Japanese Culture Through Film (cross listed as JAPN 3015)
- CINE2515 Spanish Film
Auteur Course (3 credits)
Three credits of study on a director, such as:
- CINE2010 Films of Spike Lee
- CINE2350 The American Film Director
- CINE2404 Films of Alfred Hitchcock
- CINE2406 Films of Clint Eastwood
- CINE2408 Films of Woody Allen
- CINE3345 Films of Steven Spielberg
Cinema Studies (3 credits)
Three credits of cinema survey, such as:
- CINE2205 Blondes and Bombshells
- CINE2405 American Film Comedy
- CINE3335 The American Film
- CINE3010 Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema
*New courses focusing on international and U.S. cinema are added frequently and can be substituted when appropriate in all the areas above.