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Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies minor provides students a comprehensive and engaging exploration of the world of cinema. This interdisciplinary program combines critical analysis, historical context and hands-on experience to develop a well-rounded understanding of film as an art form, cultural phenomenon and industry.

A minor in Film Studies is a study of art forms and an interdisciplinary exploration of cultural representations, encompassing a wide range of academic disciplines such as art history, world languages and cultures, English literature, philosophy, communications, political science, sociology, and others. This minor delves into the intricate relationship between representations and adaptations of social structure, the individual's role as a product of culture, and the dynamics of power production and reproduction. By integrating various theoretical frameworks, including aesthetics, semiotics, psychoanalysis, theories of political economy, feminism and sociocultural theories, the Film Studies minor gives students a holistic perspective on the cinematic media.

The interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies consists of at least 18 credits, six of which must be at the 3000 level or above. 

Required Course (3 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

Choose from the following:

The list of approved courses may change from time to time depending on the offerings of the several departments involved. Students should check with the program coordinator to see which courses are currently approved.

For more information and/or to declare a minor in Film Studies, contact Mercedes Baillargeon, program coordinator.