Film Studies Major
Students electing a film studies major will draw upon the interdisciplinary variety that characterizes the study of moving images — combining theory, criticism, history, and practice in developing the ability to think in filmic terms, and gain an understanding of how film functions as both an art and a social force.
The major consists of a minimum of eleven courses (44 semester hours), at least nine of which must be at the 200 level or above.
|FLM 101||INT FLM ST: HOW TO READ FLM||
|FLM 202||STUDIES IN FILM CULTURE||
| ||Two courses in alternative cinemas (list A)||
| ||Two courses in filmmaking and writing for film (list B)||
| ||Two courses in theory and criticism (list C)||
| ||Three additional courses drawn from lists A, B, C, or D, or chosen with the approval of the student's major adviser||
Qualifying Courses for the Major and Minor
Different departments at the college regularly add new courses that fall under the different categories of requirements for the Film Studies program, sometimes on a one-time basis. It is impossible, therefore, to offer in this catalog a complete and exact list of courses that fulfill each requirement. As such, some courses that will count for the major are likely to be absent from the lists that follow. Students should consult the Film Studies program for information on whether a particular course offering in another department may count for the film studies major or minor.
A. Alternative cinemas:
B. Filmmaking and writing for film:
C. Theory and criticism:
D. Additional courses:
Three additional FLM courses.