Cinema Studies Minor
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Office: Cushing Martin, 112
The Department of English offers a minor in Cinema Studies.
Requirements & Course Descriptions
To review Cinema Studies program requirements and course offerings, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
The program is devoted to the study of media and of formats related to the moving image, including recent developments in digital technology. Students will not only acquire the vocabulary necessary to a full appreciation of cinematic techniques but also develop an appreciation for the aesthetic and methodological values of the discipline. In addition, by implicitly acknowledging the intersections of art, technology, and commerce in cinematic texts, courses in the program help to prepare students for careers in the new age of global media institutions and projects.
Students in the Cinema Studies program take at least six courses, which must include one 200 – level introductory course (see the list below), at least three 300 – level courses (see the list below), and two electives from either level.
- COM 220 Understanding Film
- COM 321 Film Genres
- COM 323 Film Censorship and American Culture
- ENG 271 Film and Story
- ENG 272 Film History
- ENG 273 Hitchcock
- ENG 322 World Cinema
- ENG 323 Film Industry
- ENG 324 Television Drama
- ENG 325 Film and Ideology
- ENG 326 American Cinema
- ENG 327 European Cinema
- ENG 329 Race in American Film
- ENG 337 Film and Gender
- ENG 422 Seminar (offered periodically by English instructors in cinema studies as part of the regular departmental rotation of seminar assignments)
Students will make course choices after consultation with a faculty advisor in either the English or the Communication department.