Arts & Sciences Film Studies

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College: Arts & Sciences
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Kelly Payne
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Film Studies

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

MAJOR: Film Studies

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Kelly Payne

DESCRIPTION

Coordinator: Wheeler Winston Dixon, 108 Andrews Hall

Advisor: Kelly Payne, 201 Andrews Hall

Professors: Abel (English), Dixon (English), Dreher (English), Foster (English), Fuller (art & art history), Mamiya (art & art history), Potter (philosophy), Renaud (broadcasting)

Mary Riepma Ross Film Theatre: Ladely

The film studies program is housed in the Department of English. The program is centered on a core curriculum of four courses in the history of film, film genre, film directors, as well as film theory and criticism. To these core courses are added related courses, particularly those that integrate the study of moving image culture with rhetoric, philosophy, literary criticism, ethnic literature and visual cultures of all types. The program is designed for students who wish to ultimately work in academic film studies, and also for students who wish to understand film better as an art form, as popular culture, and as a major medium of communication.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Specific Major Requirements

The major requires 30 hours of approved courses, with four courses serving as core courses for the major: ENGL 213E Introduction to Film History, ENGL 219 Film Genre, ENGL 239 Film Directors, and ENGL 373 Film Theory and Criticism. Students must also take ENGL 487 (English Capstone Experience) to complete their course work for the major.

In addition to these required 15 hours of course work, 6 additional hours must be taken from Group A (see below); and 9 hours must be taken from Group B (see below).

The general education core and electives will be those standard for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Group A

Broadcasting

BRDC 226 Introduction to Broadcasting (COMM 226) (3 cr)

BRDC 497 Independent Study in Broadcasting (3 cr)

English

ENGL 212 Introduction to Lesbian & Gay Literature (WMNS 212) (3 cr)

ENGL 213E Introduction to Film History (3 cr)

ENGL 219 Film Genre (3 cr)

ENGL 230A Shakespeare (3 cr)

ENGL 239 Film Directors (3 cr)

ENGL 269 Film Period (3 cr)

ENGL 270 Literary/Critical Theory (3 cr)

ENGL 282 Literature & the Other Arts (3 cr)

ENGL 315B Women in Popular Culture (WMNS 315B) (3 cr)

ENGL 330A Shakespeare on Screen (3 cr)

ENGL 349 National Cinemas (3 cr)

ENGL 373 Film Theory & Criticism (3 cr)

ENGL 413/813 Film (3 cr)

ENGL 439/839 Film Directors (3 cr)

ENGL 459/859 Writing for Film (3 cr)

ENGL 487 English Capstone Experience (3 cr)

Music

MUNM 275 Music in Film (3 cr)

MUNM 387 History of American Jazz (3 cr)

Theatre Arts

THEA 112G Introduction to Theatre (3 cr)

Group B

Art and Art History

AHIS 246 Modern Art (3 cr)

AHIS 252 American Art 1865-1945 (3 cr)

AHIS 346 European Art of the Twentieth Century (3 cr)

AHIS 441/841 Impressionism & Post-Impressionism (3 cr)

AHIS 446/846 Art since 1945 (3 cr)

AHIS 448/848 Post-Modernism (3 cr)

AHIS 452/852 American Art 1893-1939 (3 cr)

AHIS 471/871 History of Photography (3 cr)

AHIS 472/872 Photography Since 1960 (3 cr)

CERM 131 Ceramics for Non-Majors (3 cr)

DRAW 101 Beginning Drawing (3 cr)

MUNM 201 Contemporary Issues in Music & the Arts (3 cr)

PHOT 161 Photography for Non-Majors (3 cr)

PRNT 141 Printmaking for Non-Majors (3 cr)

SCLP 111 Sculpture for Non-Majors (3 cr)

Communication Studies

COMM 198 Special Topics in Communication Studies (3 cr)

COMM 211 Intercultural Communication (ETHN 211) (3 cr)

COMM 215 Visual Communication (3 cr)

COMM 220 Public Advocacy & Civic Engagement (3 cr)

COMM 280 Communication & Popular Culture (3 cr)

COMM 283 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr)

COMM 312 Argumentation (3 cr)

COMM 371 Communication in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (3 cr)

COMM 375 Theories of Persuasion (3 cr)

COMM 380 Gender & Communication (3 cr)

COMM 398 Special Topics in Communication Studies (3 cr)

COMM 400 Rhetorical Theory (3 cr)

COMM 452 Media & Culture (3 cr)

COMM 486 Communicating Organizational Culture & Power (3 cr)

COMM 498 Special Topics in Communication Studies (3 cr)

English

ENGL 245N Introduction to Native American Literature (ETHN 245N) (3)

ENGL 275 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (3 cr)

ENGL 344 Ethnicity & Film (ETHN 344) (3 cr)

ENGL 344B Black Women Authors (ETHN 344B/WMNS 344B) (3 cr)

ENGL 345D Chicana &/or Chicano Literature (ETHN 345D)

ENGL 406/806 Genre (3 cr)

ENGL 445/845 Ethnic Literature (ETHN 445/845) (3 cr)

ENGL 471/871 Advanced Theory (3 cr)

ENGL 475/875 Rhetoric (3 cr)

ENGL 475A/875A Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women Writers (WMNS 475A/875A)

ENGL 478/878 Digital Archives & Editions (3 cr)

Philosophy

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr)

PHIL 106 Philosophy & Current Issues (3 cr)

PHIL 218 Philosophy of Feminism (WMNS 218) (3 cr)

PHIL 327 Aesthetics (3 cr)

Sociology

SOCI 373 Sociology of Mass Media (3 cr)

Minor Requirements

Film Studies majors must complete a minor or second major. The department recommends the following minors for consideration:

Anthropology: Plan A/18 hrs

Art: Plan A/18 hrs

Art History: Plan A/20 hrs

Classics: Plan A/18 hrs

Communication Studies: Plan A/18 hrs

English: Plan A/18 hrs

Ethnic Studies: Plan A/18 hrs

History: Plan A/18 hrs

Philosophy: Plan A/18 hrs

Theatre Arts: Plan A/18 hrs

Women and Gender Studies: Plan A/18 hrs

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

GPA Requirements

All students enrolling in courses offered by the Department of Broadcasting must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. In addition, students wishing to enroll in Department of Broadcasting courses but who are not majoring in broadcasting must have the written approval of the instructor. Courses in the Department of Broadcasting taken to meet either the major or minor in film studies cannot be counted toward completion of the major in broadcasting. Other departments may have different policies in this matter; students are advised to check with the departments in question to determine their policy in this area.

Course Level Requirement

  • 12 hours must be taken at the 300 or 400 level, of which at least 6 hours must be taken at the 400 level.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

The minor requires 18 hours, including at least 12 hours from courses listed in Group A. Students are directed to course listings in Group B for additional course offerings in the film studies minor.

All students enrolling in courses offered by the Department of Broadcasting must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. In addition, students wishing to enroll in Department of Broadcasting courses but who are not majoring in broadcasting must have the written approval of the instructor. Courses in the Department of Broadcasting taken to meet either the major or minor in film studies cannot be counted toward completion of the major in broadcasting. Other departments may have different policies in this matter; students are advised to check with the departments in question to determine their policy in this area.