Mar 04, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Film Studies Option BA

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The film studies option within the English major is designed to prepare students for a range of professional careers in areas such as screenwriting, film criticism, video production and the teaching of film, as well as those students who plan to pursue graduate programs in film studies. Required courses give students a strong grounding in film history, verbal and visual narrative, and the critical terms and techniques used in both film and literary analysis. Electives give students the option of emphasizing either the creative approach or the critical approach to moving-image media, or a combination of the two. The film studies option also affords students the opportunity to create video productions using state-of-the-art digital video and editing equipment and the possibility of airing their productions on cable TV. Offered in cooperation with the College of Arts & Media (CAM), the film studies option can be completed entirely on the Auraria Campus.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • Students planning to major in English must consult with an advisor as soon as possible.
  • Students may choose only one of the three options in the English major.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students majoring in English must present a total of 39 hours in the film studies option (excluding ENGL 1010, 1020 and 2030), of which 27 hours must be earned in upper-division courses.
  2. None of the required 39 hours may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  3. Only courses completed with a grade of C- (1.7) or above may be counted toward the major.
  4. At least 16 upper-division hours of the student’s work in English must be taken from English faculty at CU Denver.
  5. Internship/cooperative education courses may be counted toward the major for students who have completed over 60 credit hours.
  6. Students are not to exceed 56 English credit hours (any level).

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