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Filmmakers are a society’s and culture’s storytellers, and film continues to be one of today’s most influential art forms. The film studies minor provides students with the opportunity to learn how to critically engage with film texts and understand their position in various social, cultural, and historical contexts. Since so much of our world’s societies, cultures and governments communicate via such screen-based texts, learning how to read films prepares the student for various areas of their personal, professional and civic lives.

The minor includes two required courses and four electives that cover:

  • Film theory, history and criticism. These required courses provide a theoretical and historical foundation on which to critique films.
  • Interdisciplinary, global perspective. These elective courses provide a variety of different perspectives from numerous time periods, societies and cultures