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Film Studies Minor

Semester Requirements

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

Film studies explores the role of cinema in the contemporary global culture. Using methodologies and perspectives from a variety of disciplines, such as English, anthropology, philosophy, fine arts/visual culture, political science, history, and modern languages, the film studies minor investigates cinema’s mass appeal as a form of entertainment, but also the power it wields to disseminate ideas, history, values, aesthetics, behavior, and cultural norms. This minor is closed to students majoring in film and animation.

Course
Electives
Choose five of the following
   ANTH-265    Native Americans in Film
   ANTH-430    Visual Anthropology
   FNRT-200    Anime
   FNRT-372    American Film of the Studio Era
   FNRT-373    American Film Since the Sixties
   FNRT-440    Deaf Art and Cinema
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-425    Global Cinemas
   HIST-450    Modern Japan in History, Fiction, and Film
   HIST-275    Screening the Trenches: The History of World War I through Film
   MLFR-351    French Films and Hollywood
   MLSP-352    Caribbean Cinema
   PHIL-313    Philosophy of Film
   POLS-490    Politics through Film