Reed College Catalog

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. 

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of five units, including:

  1. Literature 309 (Introduction to Film Theory), or Literature (German) 346 (Introduction to Media Studies).
  2. Four units of film and media studies electives (a minimum of two units of electives must be at the 300 level or higher).