Cinema Studies Minor Requirements

Program Director:Ronald Leone Office: Cushing-Martin 112 Phone: 508-565-1113rleone@stonehill.edu

The minor in Cinema Studies requires the completion of six courses.

Complete at least One 200-Level Course

Code Course Credits

COM 220

Understanding Film

Offered: Spring Semester

Introduction to film analysis through the study of a variety of film texts, with an emphasis on film form, and how the various components of filmmaking, including elements of mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound and music, and narrative structure function within that system.

Course may be applied to the American Studies & Cinema Studies program.

3

ENG 271

Film and Story

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An introduction to film art through a comparison of its distinguishing features with those of fiction and of drama.

Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 272

Film History

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A survey of major film industries and canonical texts presented in a chronological order serving specific themes (for example, film-making in a given geographical region).

Course may be applied to the American Studies program and Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 273

Hitchcock

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A survey of Alfred Hitchcock's work and obsessions. This course welcomes students with no prior experience in the study of film. Additional screening time required.

Course may be applied to the American Studies, Cinema Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies programs.

3

Complete at least Three 300 or 400-Level Courses

Code Course Credits

COM 321

Topics in Film Genres

Offered: Fall Semester

A survey of one or more film genres. The topics of the course may vary.

Course may be taken twice, but Communication students may only count one toward the major or minor. Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

3

COM 323

Topics in Film

Offered: Spring Semester

The topics of this seminar vary, but include a critical analysis of film-related subject matter.

Course may be taken twice, but Communication students may only count one toward the major or minor. Course may be applied to the American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies (depending on topic) programs as well as the Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 322

Topics in World Cinema

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A critical study of specific topics related to cinema production in countries outside of Europe and North America.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor

3

ENG 324

Topics in Television Studies

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An examination of specific topics related to television genres or periods through application of contemporary critical theories.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the American Studies program and Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 326

Topics in American Cinema

Offered: Fall Semester

A critical study of specific topics related to the American narrative film.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Course may be applied to the American Studies program, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Cinema Studies minor.

3

ENG 422

English Capstone Seminar

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An examination of thematically related works within the framework of contemporary critical theory.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 300, ENG 391 or ENG 398.
Specific topics and descriptions offered in a given semester can be found on the Registrar's website.Fulfills the Capstone requirement in English.Course may be applied to the Cinema Studies minor.

4

Complete Two Additional Courses

  • Additional course from either list above
  • Additional course from either list above