2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    Feb 03, 2023  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film and Media Studies Minor

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For more information about the program, transfer credit, etc., visit the film and media studies program  page.

Minor Requirements

No more than one course counted toward this minor may also count toward a major. No more than two courses from a single department may be counted toward this minor.

The five-course film and media studies minor consists of the following:

Additional Courses

Four additional courses selected from among those listed below, and distributed as follows:

  • One course from list A.
  • One course from list B.
  • Two additional courses selected from either list A or B, with at least one at the 300 level or above.

Additional Information

List A includes courses with a primary focus on film. The courses of list B are concerned with general media studies and are broad and comparative by design, focusing on the integration of various media in culture and society, and on the collective experience of living in an image- and media-saturated world.

Courses comprising the minor may be taken in any order; however, it is highly recommended that students take FMST 200  early in the program. Additionally, students should be aware that certain courses have departmental prerequisites. It is the students’ responsibility to fulfill these prerequisites should they wish to declare a minor in film and media studies, recognizing that certain courses may be required even though they themselves do not count toward the minor in film and media studies. Note: Film and Media Studies minors wishing to take ARTS 201 - Digital Studio: Animation, Image, and Sound Manipulation (SA) ; ARTS 202 - Digital Studio: Making, Modeling, and Gaming (SA) ; ARTS 221 - Video Art I: Representing Reality (SA) ; ARTS 241 - Photography I (SA) ; and ARTS 242 - Digital Photography (SA)  — these courses require ARTS 100 - Introduction to Studio Art (SA) , as a prerequisite. Students should plan accordingly and take ARTS 100  in the first or second year.

Following the completion of the minor, students are encouraged to undertake a capstone experience. Honors thesis courses and senior seminars provide an opportunity for research that could build upon both the student’s major and the film and media studies minor.

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