Film Studies

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A critical understanding of the art and experience of cinema.

The Film Studies minor is designed to provide students with an introduction to the medium from a theoretical perspective. Courses will include a mixture of film history as well as critical analysis of both fiction and non-fiction forms. This is an interdisciplinary and collaborative program that includes coursework from across the University in communication, English, history, and creative media and entertainment, among others.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • 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

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