Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)

Choose at least one from each group, no more than two from Technical Aspects.21
Foundation Course
FMS/ENG-284Language of Film Analysis 

Film and Media Studies (choose at least two)

FMS-250Global Film History: Origins-1960
FMS-251Global Film History: 1961-Present 
FMS-252American Film History: Origins-1960 
FMS-253American Film History: 1961-Present
FMS-260Great Performances in Film 
FMS-286Writing Short Screenplays for the Digital Cinema 
FMS-300Special Topics in Film and Media Studies 
FMS-340Film and Media Audiences 
FMS-342Artists of the Cinem 

Theory, History and Aesthetics (choose at least one)    

AMS-214*Special Topics: The Films of Stanley Kubrick (P.O.D.) 
AMS-214*Special Topics: New York Directors--Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee (P.O.D.)
AMS-214*Special Topics: Steven Spielberg in America (P.O.D.)
AMS-215Alfred Hitchcock in America 
ENG-381Studies in Film Genre 
ENG-382Comparative Film Directors 
ENG-383Global Cinemas 
ENG-384Film Adaptation 
ENG-484Seminar in Cinema Studies 
GER-307German Literature and Film (prerequisite: GER 201, placement test at 300-level or above, or GER 300 or above) 
MUS-309Film Music 

Film, Media and Culture (choose at least one)

BHP-300Cultural Politics: Cinema, Spectacle, Literature  (BHP students only) 
COM-291Documentary Film 
COM-328Sitcoms in American Culture 
FRE-422Cultural Expression in French Film and Television (prerequisite: FRE 201, placement test at 300-level or above, or FRE 300 or above) 
GLS 306Ethnographic Film 
LAW-204Law, Literature and Film in America 
LAW-395*Women Lawyers in Film (P.O.D.)
LAW-405Crime and Justice in the Media 
LIT-322German Literature and Film in English Translation 
POL-306Political Film 
PSY-375Psychology and Film 
SOC-252Media, Culture, and Society
SPA-412Hispanic Theater and Film (prerequisite: SPA 201, placement test at 300-level or above, or SPA 300 or above) SPA-426
SPA-426Latin American/Latino Film and Fiction (prerequisite: SPA 201, placement test at 300-level or above, or SPA 300 or above) 

Technical Aspects (choose at least one)   

COM-131Fundamentals of Video Production 
COM-331Television Production (prerequisite COM 131 or COM 230)
COM-234Audio Production 
Digital Filmmaking
ENG-312Creative Writing: Screen Writing 
THE-200Acting for the Camera (prerequisite: THE-107) 

Students must complete a minimum of FIVE (5) of the seven Film and Media Studies Program courses uniquely counted toward the 21-credit minor. In other words, no more than TWO courses counting toward the 21-credit FMS minor can be used toward major or minor requirements in other areas, whether in English, Communication, American Studies, Law, Foreign Languages and Literature, etc.

Special Topics courses (*) outside FMS offerings can be taken for credit only with permission of the Film and Media Studies Program Director.

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