Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)

Choose at least one from each group, no more than two from Technical Aspects. You must take a minimum of FOUR FMS-designated courses from among those listed in groups 2, 3, and 4.
I. Foundation Course (required)
FMS-284Language of Film Analysis 

II. Film Theory and Aesthetic Courses (choose at least one)

FMS-260Great Performances in Film 
FMS-300Special Topics (depending on the topic this course may count as a group II or a group III course; TBD as courses are offered)
FMS-342Artists of the Cinema 
FMS-381Studies in Film Genre
FMS-382Comparative Film Directors
FMS-384Film Adaptation
FMS-484Seminar in Cinema Studies
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-215*Alfred Hitchcock in America 
MUS-309Film Music 

III. Film History, Media, and Culture Courses (choose at least one)

FMS-250Global Film History: Origins-1960
Global Film History: 1961-Present
FMS-252American Film History: Origins-1960
FMS-253American Film History: 1961-Present
FMS-340Film and Media Audiences
FMS-383Global Cinemas
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 
GER-307German Literature and Film (prerequisite: GER 201, placement test at 300-level or above, or GER 300 or above)
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) 

IV. Technical Aspects Courses (choose at least one)

FMS-286Writing Short Screenplays for the Digital Cinema
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) 

Junior and Senior FMS minors also may take:
FMS 490 Independent Research and Study
FMS 491 Internship in Film and Media Studies

FMS 490 and 491 will fulfill requirements in the category designated as appropriate by the FMS Director and Steering Committee; both courses require Permission of Director.

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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