The film studies minor offers students the opportunity to gain an informed understanding of the sophisticated medium of film, its language and history. Courses cover critical writing about cinema, creative screenwriting, the evolution of Hollywood movies, international cinema and film in its cultural context. The film studies minor makes a valuable complement to a range of undergraduate majors.
Students must complete a total of 15 hours for the film studies minor. None of the required 15 hours may be taken pass/fail. Only courses completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better may be counted toward the minor. A minimum of 9 hours must be taken with Downtown Campus faculty. Students are strongly advised to take ENGL 2250, Introduction to Film, before taking other film courses. Students are also advised to fulfill the liberal arts and sciences core curriculum writing requirements before enrolling in upper-division topics in film courses. No more than two online film studies courses can be counted toward the minor.