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Film and Television Studies Program Requirements for 2020–2021

The 18-credit-hour film and television studies minor is a challenging program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of visual media, incorporating history, theory, and practice.

Minor in Film and Television Studies

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

Required Course – 3 credits

  • COMM/ENGL 329 – Film and Television Analysis (3)

Storytelling and Screenwriting – 3-6 credits

Choose at least ONE of the following:

  • COMM 231 – Video Storytelling (3)
  • COMM 323 – Screenwriting (3)

History and Fundamentals – 6-9 Credits

Choose at least TWO of the following:

  • Choose ONE:
    • COMM 264 – P1 Television History (3)
    • COMM 2264 – Historic Moments in TV Culture (3)
  • ENGL 268 – P1 Fundamentals of Film (3)
  • ENGL 273 – Film History (3)

Electives (if necessary) – 0–6 credits

  • AMST 203 – P1 Hollywood Film Genres (3)
  • AMST 204 – P1 Film, Television, and Visual Culture (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • COMM 211 – P1 Irish and Scottish Film (3)
    • COMM 2211 – Film in Ireland & Scotland (3)
  • COMM 233 – Studio Production (3)
  • COMM 2360 – Social Documentary (3)
  • COMM 332 – Television Production (3)
  • COMM 361 – Documentary Production (3)
  • COMM 431 – Filmmaking (3)
  • ENGL 2212 – Shakespeare on Film (3)
  • ENGL 2263 – Image and the Word (3)
  • POSC 122 – P1 Politics at the Movies (3)
  • WGST 220 – P1 Women and Film (3)
  • WGST 2121 – Queering Film (3)
  • Choose ONE:
    • WGST 258 – P1 Gender in Popular Media (3)
    • WGST 2258 – Identity and Popular Media (3)

Total: 18 credits

*Applicable depending on topic; consult with program director.

Note: Only one course applied to a student's major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the film and television studies minor. Excluding COMM/ENGL 329, no more than three courses may come from one discipline.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.