Cinema and Media Studies Minor Requirements

Successful completion of the minor in Cinema and Media Studies will require the completion of six classes (18 credit hours). This includes three 200-level classes, selected from the following four:

  • Introduction to Film and Media Analysis (CMST 203)
  • History of Cinema and Media I: Invention to 1945 (CMST 201/GERM 280)
  • History of Cinema and Media II: 1945 to the Present (CMST 202)
  • History and Aesthetics of Film (FILM 280)

Additionally, students must take three elective courses, two of which must be at the 300 level or above. With the exception of core courses, no more than two courses from the same department maybe used to fulfill the requirements of the minor. No more than three courses can be applied from transfer credits or study abroad.

Below are examples of 100, 200, 300, and 400 level elective courses offered by the core faculty. New courses are added frequently; please check the Course Schedule each semester!

HART 250: Contemporary European Film
HART 336: Cinema and the City
HART 359: Cinemas of Urban Alienation
HART 388: Postwar European Cinema
HART 391: Memory and Place in Cinema
HART 457: Video and Expanded Cinema
ENGL 273: Medicine and Media
ENGL 374: Theories of Cinema
ENGL 374 Cinema Studies: Hollywood Cinema
ENGL 375: Literature and Film
ENGL 386: Medical Media Arts Lab
GERM 122: History Through German Cinema
GERM 132: National Socialism and Film
GERM 134: Modern Media
GERM 136: German Film
GERM 328: German Adaptations: Text-Film
GERM 338: New German Film: Hitler’s Cinematic Children
FILM 382 Modalities of Cinema
FILM 383: Global Cinema
FILM 433 Film Genre: Science Fiction
FILM 432 Film Genre: The Western
FILM 435: Studies in Film Authorship
SPPO 422: Latin American Cinema
FREN 407: Intro to Cinema in French