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.

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

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, visit this page.

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

For more information, contact: 
Professor Dennis Bingham
Telephone: (317) 274-9825
Office: Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 501V