Film Criticism Minor
The English Department offers a minor in film studies. In this 6-course/18-credit program, the student will be trained in cineliteracy and will become familiar with formalist, historical, political, socio-cultural, and other critical approaches to film.
Film courses fulfill two General Education requirements: (1) They count as a distributive requirement under "Arts;" (2) FLM 200, 201, 202 are taught as writing emphasis courses.
Introduction to Film (FLM 200) is a required course. Students must then choose 5 electives from the following courses, all recognized as counting towards the minor:
- FLM 200
- Introduction to Film
- CLS 365
- African-American Film
- CLS 369
- Literature and Film
- COM 217
- Directing/Producing the Documentary TV Program
- COM 317
- Introduction to Video Production and Editing
- EFR 350*/FRE 350
- French Civilization on Film
- EGE 404*/GER 404
- Postwar German Literature and Film
- EGE 405*/GER 405
- A Survey of German Film
- EGE 409*/GER 413
- Impact of the Holocaust on Literature and Film
- EIT 360*/ ITA 360
- Italian Cinema
- ESP 305*
- Spanish Cinema: Nation and Gender
- ESP 309*/ SPA 313
- Latin America on Film
- SPA 415
- Film and Fiction of Post-Civil War Spain
- HIS 376
- American History at the Movies
- PHI 201 (02)**
- Philosophy and Film
- WRT 310
- Images of School in Film
# Variable-topic courses, which may be repeated for credit.
* Prefixes that start with an "E" designate courses taught in English. The prerequisite for the foreign-language version of the course (paired above with the English-language version) is a minimum of 4 semesters of language study.
** A special topics course which must carry the section number "02" to qualify as a film course.
For more information about the minor, contact Dr. Paul Maltby at 610-436-2425 or visit his office in Main Hall 517 or email email@example.com