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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Studies Minor

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Dale Seeds (Theatre and Dance), Chair
Mareike Herrmann (German Studies)
Bridget Milligan (Art)
Greg Shaya (History)

The minor in Film Studies focuses on film analysis, criticism, theory, history and the cinematographic elements and techniques that translate human thought to the screen. Students learn to read, interpret, and construct complex visual and verbal images that reflect a wide range of cinematic works, styles, and movements in order to develop a critical understanding of film’s significance as an art form, a means of literary and cultural expression, and a tool for both entertainment and social change. One of the distinctive features of the interdepartmental minor is the wide range of course offerings on films from different countries and cultures. The program of study also presumes that knowledge in constructing visual and verbal imagery is integral to interpreting it. Accordingly, a component of the minor focuses on aspects of film/video production or on media studies. The Film Studies minor can play a critical supporting role to the focus of a major and the Senior Independent Study.

Minor in Film Studies

Consists of six courses:

Special Notes

  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the minor.

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