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April 24, 2008

Program requirements (starting 2008-2009)

Program of study

The Minor in Film Studies is built around a three course core that introduces students to social scientific, literary, and contextual approaches to film. Additional course work is required in "theory, tools, and methods" for analyzing and interpreting film, and in topical areas, including studies in national cinemas, film genres, and the social contexts of film. The relationship of film to other media and to larger historical, social, and artistic movements and practices is the unifying theme within the program of study.

Film Studies Minor (28-34 credits)

Core Courses (10 credits)

ANTH 369 Visual Anthropology (3)
ENG 386 Form and Meaning in Film (4)
COM 426 Language of the Mass Media (3)

Theory, tools, and methods (6-8 credits)
Choose two from:

A 305 Art History: Modernism (4)
A 306 Art History: Modernism (4)
COM 342 Media Literacy (3)
ENG 223 Introduction to Literary Study (4)
GEOG 386 Making Digital Video for the Social Sciences (4)
SOC 460 Feminist Theory (3)
MUS 423 Scoring for Film and Television (3)
MUS 460 Special Topics in Music History (3)
PHIL 282 Philosophy of Art (3)
TA 251 Elements of Acting (3)
TA 308 History of Fashion (3)
TA 330 Script Writing (3)
TA 338 History of Architecture and Décor (3)

Topical courses (6-8 credits)
Choose two from:

FR 340 French Cinema (3)
GEOG 207 Geography and Film (4)
GEOG 307 Canadian Identity Through Film (4)
GEOG 420 The West and the American Imagination (4)
GEOG 421 The Changing American West (4)
GL 310 German Film (3)
PS 478 Political Fiction and Film (3)
SOC 407 Latin American Social Issues Through Film (3)

Electives (6-8 credits)
Choose credits in consultation with a Film Studies advisor. Courses not listed here maybe applied towards the minor with advisor approval. Students may also apply credits from FLM 406 Special Individual Studies and FLM 409 Practicum towards completion of the minor.

Contact Shaun Huston, 503.838.8296, for questions or a Film Studies faculty member in your Division.

Posted by hustons at April 24, 2008 10:30 AM