A Minor in Film and Media Studies
The film and media studies minor offers students the opportunity to study discipline-specific theories and methods in courses that focus on the history, theory, and criticism of film and communications media including cinema; film analysis and interpretation from various historical periods, national cinemas, directors, and genres; histories of media and mediation; the relationship between race, gender, and media; the role and power of media in shaping social values, political beliefs, identities and behaviors; the study of computers and computing, particularly in the context of art, communication, and culture.
A minimum of five units, including:
- Literature 309 (Introduction to Film Theory), or Literature (German) 346 (Introduction to Media Studies).
- Four units of film and media studies electives (a minimum of two units of electives must be at the 300 level or higher).