Arts & Sciences Film Studies

Majors in Film Studies will be able to:

  1. Become conversant with the history, theory, and criticism of film in a number of cultures.
  2. Understand the main outlines of the history, theory, and practice of film on an international scale.
  3. Understand the artistic development in at least one area of specialization within film studies.
  4. Understand the main contributions of cinematic culture to our society as a whole.
  5. Understand and appreciate the many contributions by women and minority filmmakers in cinema history
  6. Understand how film has become part of digital culture, and how it will operate in the 21st century.
  7. Understand how the historical and critical study of film is constantly evolving, as new discoveries enlarge the existing canon of film history.
  8. Develop critical and writing skills that convey the information learned as part of this process.
  9. Understand how the archival preservation of film texts is an essential part of Film Studies.
  10. Conduct both primary and secondary research (including using the library) and understand the uses and limitations of the information yielded by various research methodologies.


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