Drawing from various departments - including administration of justice, art, English, modern and classical languages, performing arts and religious and theological studies - the interdisciplinary minor focuses on the study of film as one of the most important sources of fictional and nonfictional narratives in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The minor introduces students to the complex ways films make meaning, allows them to study the aesthetics of the form and gain an awareness of the cultural and institutional values in cinema and helps them explore the histories of national cinemas and cinema as a global phenomenon. It also introduces students to the "canon" of great films and filmmakers - and to the many challenges to that canon - and looks at issues of race, gender, ethnicity and other identities.
Students completing the minor in film take six courses (18 credits).
- Film and Literature
- History of Cinema
- Film Theory
Three additional elective courses, chosen from:
- World Cinema
- Special Topics in Film
- American Prisons in Film and TV
- Contemporary Spanish Cinema
- Special topics and other film-related courses in other departments, including Animated Film, The Hollywood Comedy, Digital Film-Making, The Religious Imagination in Film and Philosophy in Film