Film Studies Minor
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Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies minor is designed to examine and apply the terms and concepts of film appreciation, theory and criticism.  Students will develop an understanding of films from several different cultures and gain an ability to analyze films in technical, theoretical, historical and cultural terms. 

The Film Studies minor consists of 18 credit hours.

For information, contact Dr. Jill Franks, Film Studies Coordinator, at

Required courses 

ENGL 2070 - Introduction to Film Studies (does not have to be taken first) 3

ENGL 460K - History of Film 3

Select five of the following 

AAST 3020 - Seminar in African American Studies (Film)

AAST 3400 - Blacks, Film and Society 3

COMM 3950 - Methods of Film Analysis 3

COMM 4300 - Special Topics in Popular Culture (e.g., Harry Potter and Dr. Who) 3

COMM 4960 - Film Scriptwriting 3

ENGL 360H - Literature and Film across Cultures 3

ENGL 340J - Shakespeare on Film 3

ENGL 460I - Special Topics in Film Studies (some examples: Film Vampires, Japanese Film) 3

ENGL 460I - Special Topics Study Abroad: London & Dublin in Film 3

ENGL 460J - Film Auteurs 3

ENGL 4610 - Internship at Nashville Film Festival 3

FREN 3420 - French Cinema 3

GERM 3420 - German Cinema 3

SPAN 3450 - Peninsular and Latin American Cinema 3

THEA 460 - Special Topics in Theatre Arts (Movie Musicals) 3

WS 3070 - Women and Film 3


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Film Studies Courses for Fall 2018