College of Communication

Film Studies


This minor, frequently paired with the Critical Communication and Media Studies major, explores how people devise and use media—whether speeches, social media, or others—to engage their world and to construct identity and community.

Students interested in a minor in Film Studies may take:

  • CCM 308, History of Film
  • CCM 376, Film, Culture & Criticism
  • CCM 330, Representations of Race & Difference
  • CCM 430, Rhetoric of Horror Films
  • HST 349, U.S. History Through Film
  • PO 384, Politics Through Film

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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We live to create

Guided by one-on-one relationships with faculty, students in the College of Communication (CCOM) graduate as skilled communicators who are engaged citizens, prepared for careers in an ever-changing field. 

CCOM provides an experiential education through research, innovative facilities, community outreach opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and student-run organizations. Students work side-by-side with media scholars and critics, strategic communicators, clinical researchers, and speech-language pathologists. And not just in the classroom, but in labs, studios, newsrooms, agencies, and communities. 

Graduates enter their first day on the job equipped with years of real work experiences that aligns with their passions and prepares them to succeed in both their careers and in life.