Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

2019-2020 Course Catalog

Required for the film studies major

  1. A minimum of 10 film studies courses to include:
    1. FIST 100: Introduction to Film Studies
    2. Three additional designated courses, one in each category:
      1. Film History: FIST 210: Film History I or FIST 211: Film History II
      2. Film Theory: FIST 402: Film Theory and Criticism
      3. Filmmaking: FIST 370: Avant-Doc or FIST 371: Documentary Forms
    3. Six elective courses
    4. A Senior Experience project that allows students to create either a film or a research paper as a final project

Senior Experience in film studies

Students majoring in film studies will enroll in either the senior research or production seminar that culminates in a Senior Experience. The Senior Experience will be at least one term and may be more depending on the route the student pursues. The experience will allow students to create either a visual culture project or a research paper as a final project. If the student creates a visual culture project, it should be accompanied by a written statement as to the goals and outcomes of the project.  Students interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary Senior Experience that integrates their interests in film studies with another major are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors and relevant department chairs to plan and negotiate their overall Senior Experience as early as possible.

Required for the film studies minor

  1. A minimum of six film studies courses to include:
    1. FIST 100: Introduction to Film Studies
    2. One course in each categories:
      1. Film History: FIST 210: Film History I or FIST 211: Film History II
      2. Film Theory: FIST 402: Film Theory and Criticism or a designated theory course
      3. Filmmaking: FIST 370: Avant-Doc or FIST 371: Documentary Forms
    3. Two electives in film studies