The Interdisciplinary Film Minor in Detail
The Film Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that allows students to complete courses from several different departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Departments that currently offer courses in the program include Communications, English, and Theatre. Many other departments will develop and offer courses in the coming semesters.
In our program, students study film as a literary and media art form. The prevalence of film as a primary textual form in American culture demands that students be able to critically understand the medium. The Film Studies Minor therefore fills a vital role in a student’s university education.
The Minor in Film Studies is designed to:
In addition, this program responds directly to student demand for courses that study film. We expect this program to grow rapidly, and courses offered among the most popular on campus. We base these assertions on surveys of students and high enrolment rates of current courses that study film.
WHAT IS THE FILM STUDIES MINOR?
18 Credit Hours:
6 Hours Required Courses,
12 Hours Elective Courses
All Undergraduate students are eligible for admission to the Film Studies program. Students should have completed College Writing 1 and have completed or be enrolled in College Writing 2 when enrolled in a Film Study course.
Students must complete 18 credit hours of course work to complete the Minor, with 6 credit hours coming from two required courses that allow the student to learn the fundamentals of film rhetoric, history, and analysis (ENGL 260: Introduction to Film Studies) and participate in a capstone experience in a seminar atmosphere (ENGL 460: Film Theory and Criticism). The remaining 12 credit hours come from an approved list of elective courses.
The list of elective courses will change yearly, as courses are developed and offered by departments throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.
This is a quick summary of currently listed courses, but new courses from many different departments will be added to this list in coming semesters. For descriptions of these courses, go to the Courses section of this site.
This site was created and is maintained by Dr. Christopher Wielgos, Associate Professor of English, Lewis University.
This site was last updated on October 3, 2017.
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