Film Studies

The minor in film studies provides the skills for understanding film in its aesthetic, popular, and ideological dimensions. With a minor in film studies, you 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

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.)
  • ENG-W 302 Screenwriting (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.)

For more information, contact:

Professor Dennis Bingham
dbingham@iupui.edu
(317) 274-9825
Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 501V