Communication and Media Studies Department
Minor in Cinema Studies
The Cinema Studies minor offers students a multidimensional understanding of movies as forms of art, products of industry, and modes of communication. The program can serve as a base of knowledge for students intending to enter careers in the media, as a foundation for further study, and/or as the opportunity to gain deeper insight into one of the most culturally significant media of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The minor consists of 18 credit hours of film or cinema studies CMS courses. In order to declare the minor students must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. and have completed the core competency in College Writing.
A grade of "C" or higher is required on all coursework for the minor.
Core (9 credits):
CMS 284 Intro to Cinema Studies
CMS 286 or 288 (History of International Cinema to 1945 or Since 1945)
CMS 394 Theories of Cinema
CMS 210 Topics in Media Criticism I (only film or cinema topics)
CMS 286 or 288 (History of International Cinema to 1945 or Since 1945, whichever was not taken for the core)
CMS 310 Topics in Media Criticism II (only film or cinema courses)
CMS 384 Topics in Cinema Studies
CMS 380 Film Genres
CMS 486 Women in Film
CMS 484 Advanced Topics in Cinema Studies