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The Film Studies Minor


The minor in film studies provides the skills for understanding film in its aesthetic, popular, and ideological dimensions. Students with a minor in film studies will have a knowledge of film history, theory of film, genres and authorship, interpretive approaches to films, and film as a cultural artifact.

A minor in Film Studies (FILM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the baccalaureate degree in the student’s home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • One course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.


To officially declare the minor, complete an English minor form available in CA 423 or on the English department website.  Return the form to CA 423 or email it to lead undergraduate advisor Francia Kissel (fkissel@iupui.edu).

Required:
FILM-C 292 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)

Electives:
Choose twelve credit hours (12 cr.) from the following courses:

  • COMM-M 373 Film and Video Documentary (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 260   Film Criticism (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 350   Film Noir (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 351   Musicals (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 352 Biopics (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 361 Hollywood Studio Era: 1930-1949 (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 362 Hollywood in the 1950s (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 380 French Cinema (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 390 The Film and Society: Topics (Variable Title) (3 cr.)*
  • FILM-C 391 The Film: Theory and Aesthetics (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 392 Genre Study of Film (Variable Title) (3 cr.)*
  • FILM-C 393 History of European and American Films I (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 394 History of European and American Films II (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 491 Authorship and Cinema (Variable Title) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 493 Film Adaptations of Literature (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 370 German Cinema (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 371 Der deutsche Film (3 cr.)                                                       


*C390 and C392 may be repeated for credit with different topics

To officially declare the minor, complete an English minor form available in CA 423 or on the English department website. Return the form to CA 423 or email it to lead undergraduate advisor Francia Kissel (fkissel@iupui.edu).

For a PDF of the Minor in Film Studies Checksheet, click here

For more information, contact: 
Professor Dennis Bingham
E-mail: dbingham@iupui.edu
Telephone: (317) 274-9825
Office: Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 501V