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Film Studies Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
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Film studies explores the role of cinema in our 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 as a disseminator of ideas, history, values, aesthetics, behavior, and cultural norms.

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in film and animation. 
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. 
Choose five of the following:
   ANTH-265    Native Americans in Film
   ANTH-430    Visual Anthropology
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-425    Global Cinemas
   FNRT-200    Anime
   FNRT-372    American Film of the Studio Era
   FNRT-373    American Film Since the Sixties
   FNRT-440    Deaf Art and Cinema
   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