Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Assess films, film culture and film history using film theory.
- Specify relationships between film form and meaning using close textual analysis.
- Analyze the relevance of global cinema history to film production.
- Identify social, political and aesthetic elements of cinema.
- Research and formulate theoretical questions and synthesize original scholarship in appropriate written form.
- * Construct short films in a variety of modes possibly including narrative, documentary, animated and promotional.
The Film Studies minor emphasizes an interdisciplinary study of film and media, critical thinking, creative exploration and skill development by combining the study of film history and theory with the art and practice of filmmaking. Students may write, produce, direct and edit narrative, documentary and experimental shorts while studying histories and theories of the moving image.
Only minor courses with a grade of C- or higher will be accepted for credit in the minor.
|COMM-ST 330||Introduction To Film Studies||3|
|COMM-ST 339||Introduction to Film Theory||3|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Introduction to Film and Video Production|
|Mass Media, Culture And Society|
|Concepts of the Hero in Ancient Literature and World Cinema|
|Rhetorical Theory And Criticism|
|Art of the Short Film|
|Fundamentals Of Writing For The Media|
|Introduction to Screenwriting|
|Radio Production I|
|Intermediate Media Production|
|History Of The Film Industry|
|Documentary Film History|
|The World(s) Of Alfred Hitchcock|
|Topics in World Cinema|
|Topics in Sound & Cinema|
|Topics in Gender and Cinema|
|Special Studies (topic must be within the Film/Media Studies Emphasis)|
|Client-Based Media Production|
|Advanced Media Production|
|Directing Actors and Scenes|
|Communication Studies Activities|
|Special Problems In Communication Studies (restricted to 3 cr. hr. with any one instructor)|