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Film Studies Minor

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Minor only

Changes effective Spring Term 2014
Faculty teaching Film Studies courses include members of the Expressive Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Divisions in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please see the schedule of classes for each academic term for specific assignments.

More than a century old, film is an integral, omnipresent art form and a component of our day-to-day lives. The film studies minor examines how film reflects and affects the social, intellectual, cultural, ethical, economic, aesthetic, and political aspects of our world; encourages students to move toward critical thinking about how film influences values and ideologies as well as our views on gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality; and demonstrates that film is a medium which both reflects and produces social conflicts, desires, and power relations.

Minor Requirements

Six (6) courses are required: two (2) core courses and four (4) electives. Students are advised to complete FIL 150  as one of the first three courses counted toward the film studies minor.


Choose four (4) courses from the schedule of courses that are noted as fulfilling the “FIL minor,” which meet the following criteria.

  • At least two at the 300 level or above
  • At least one must focus on foreign film
  • One may be an internship

Film courses taken in the Hamilton Holt School or at other institutions may count toward the minor at the discretion of the Film Studies Program Director.

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