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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Studies, Minor

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The Film Studies minor is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that analyzes the theory, history, practice and cultural significance of film. Students will study a broad range of film texts and learn to appreciate a variety of aesthetic and filmmaking practices. Through a critical examination of film, students will also learn to appreciate the moral and aesthetic values of various cultures, ethnicities, races and nationalities. While exploring film’s connection with several cultures students will learn to approach film and the cinema in a critical and analytic manner. The film studies minor offers students a flexible curriculum that complements several existing major degree programs in the humanities and social sciences. The minor also constitutes excellent supplementary preparation for graduate study and media or film-related careers. In consultation with their advisor, students can design a minor with an emphasis relevant to their academic and career objectives.
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester units distributed among a core (7 units) and a choice of electives (11 or more units).

Minor Core Requirements

(2 courses, 7 units)

Multicultural Representations in Film

(Students choose one of the following courses):

Minor Electives

(a minimum of 11 units)

Students may complete the film studies minor by choosing additional course work that incorporates film analysis, history, imagery, or cultural representation as a critical component of the course pedagogy. Note that any course taken in the core may not be repeated for elective credit. The following is a list of approved electives. However, this list of electives may not be exhaustive, as course offerings may change each semester. Students are advised to work closely with one of the faculty advisors listed above in order to ensure progress in the minor.

Note: Some of these courses are offered in departments that are impacted, and may not be open to all students.

* Note: This class may count as an elective if it has not been used to satisfy the core requirements.

**Note: Students may not enroll in AMCS 390  during the same semester.


Total units in the minor core: 7

Total units in the minor electives: 11

Total units in the minor: 18

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