Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Sunday, December 5, 2021, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

2021-2022 Course Catalog

Required for the film studies major

  1. A minimum of 66 units 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. 36 units of elective courses in film studies
    4. FIST 601: Senior Research Seminar (6 credits) or FIST 602: Senior Production Seminar I (3 credits) and FIST 603: Senior Production Seminar II (3 credits) 
  2. A Senior Experience that allows students to produce either a research paper or creative work. Students must complete either the senior research or production seminars (FIST 601 or FIST 602/603) as part of this requirement, and present in the senior showcase held annually near the end of Term III.

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 creative media project or a research paper which they will present in the senior showcase held annually near the end of Term III. 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 36 units to include:
    1. FIST 100: Introduction to Film Studies
    2. One course 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. 12 units of electives in film studies