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Requirements

Minor in Cinema Studies

No major is available.

Requirements for the Minor:

At least 6 credits

  • Communication 212: Visual Rhetoric  (required), formerly COMM 112: Introduction to Visual Communication 
  • Cinema Studies 175: Introduction to Film Studies  (required), formerly COMM 275 Introduction to Film Studies
  • 4 elective courses chosen from:
    • American Studies 200: Topics: The American West in Washington and Hollywood
    • Art 155: Stop Motion Animation
    • Art 343: Video Art
    • Chinese 232: Chinese Cinema (formerly CHIN 333)
    • Cinema Studies 201: Narrative Flimmaking
    • Cinema Studies 202: Documentary Filmmaking
    • Cinema Studies 210: Wonder Women: Gender, Geek Culture, and the Hollywood Blockbuster
    • Cinema Studies 280: Subversive Cinema: Pictures at a Revolution
    • Cinema Studies 370: Film Editing Theories and Practice
    • Cinema Studies 371: Music Video Production
    • Cinema Studies 381: The Movies of Wilder and Hitchcock
    • Cinema Studies 382: Reel Journalism: Hollywood and the Newsroom
    • Communication 375: Documentary Film Production
    • Communication 376: Queer Cinema
    • Communication 380: Black Cinema
    • Communication 390: Communication Internship – production-based (for 1 credit)
    • Education 344: Africa in Films: Language, Education, Development
    • French 230: French Literature through Film (formerly FREN 334)
    • French 231: French Culture through Film (formerly FREN 333)
    • French 338: Cinéma Français
    • History 360: History and the Moving Image
    • Music 266: Music in Film
    • Philosophy 248: Philosophical Issues in Documentary Film
    • Philosophy 258: Spike Lee and Black Aesthetics
    • Philosophy 301: Romantic Comedies and Philosophy of Love
    • Philosophy 302: Philosophical Issues in Documentary Film
    • Philosophy 304: Philosophy of Film
    • Religion 185: Film and Religion
    • Religion 245: Film and Religion: Asia and America
    • Sociology & Anthropology 286: Social Structure and Culture Through Film
    • Spanish 333: Cine e Historia en América Latina
    • Spanish 334: Cine Español
    • Spanish 336: Latin American Film
    • Spanish 338: Cine Latinoamericano
    • Spanish 380: Fiction, Film, and Society in Latin America
    • Theater 240: Shakespeare on Film
    • Theater 320: Acting for the Camera

A maximum of three courses from any one department may count for the minor. 

The minor also strongly recommends but does not require a production component. 

Students majoring in Communication with a minor in Cinema Studies may double-count a maximum of two courses.