Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Vicki Tischio
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2822
VTISCHIO@WCUPA.EDU


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
  • FLM 201
  • American Film
  • FLM 202#
  • American Themes
  • FLM 301
  • Documentary Film
  • FLM 400#
  • Film Seminar
  • CLS 304
  • Women and 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 pmaltby@wcupa.edu