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 the 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 two required courses provide the foundations for these four areas of investigation (history, production, aesthetics, 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 from the following:

C. Auteur Course (3 credits)
Three credits of study on a director, such as:

D. Cinema Studies Course (3 credits)
Three credits of cinema survey, such as:

Course Descriptions