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Two degree options are available to students wishing to study film.
The Major: A self-designed major in Film Studies is available with the assistance of faculty advisors. Candidates for the major in Self-Designed Film Studies are required to take a minimum of 9 courses including three required core courses, plus three more cognate courses.
The Minor: A minimum of five courses (or 20 units) including the required core course ENGL 031-Aesthetics of Film.
ARTS 095 Computer Graphic Design II: Time Based Media
ARTH 114 20th Century European Art & Film
ARTH 116 Contemporary World Art
ARTH 118 Art in the United States: 1865-1945
ASIA 120 Asian Cinemas
COMM 193 Documentary Film as Persuasive Communication
ENGL 031 Aesthetics of Film
ENGL 115 Screenwriting
ENGL 117 Introduction to Film Production
ENGL 121 Major Filmmakers
ENGL 122 Literature and Psychology
ENGL 123 Film, Literature and the Arts
ENGL 124 Film History
ENGL 127 Contemporary Critical Issues (when taught by film faculty)
ENGL 131 Shakespeare
ENGL 191 Independent Study
ENGL 193 Special Topics such as: Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Film Noir, Contemporary World Cinema, Contemporary American Cinema
FREN 120 French Cinema
RELI 171 Religion and Cinema
RUSS 120 Contemporary Russian Film
SPAN 114 Latin American Women Directors
One course toward the minor may be chosen from among the following pool of adjunct offerings.
ARTS 011 Photography I
ARTS 045 Digital Photography
ARTS 095 Computer Graphic Design II: Time-Based Media
ARTS 141 Photography II
ARTS 143 Photography III
COMM 131 Media Production