Welcome to the Film Criticism Minor! Our program offers students training in cineliteracy—the ability to analyze, understand, and appreciate the moving image—and familiarizes them with formalist, historical, political, socio-cultural, and other critical approaches to film. Students in the minor develop their skills through screenings and written analyses; they learn to become critically literate and socially conscious in their approach to film, and more adept at communicating sophisticated responses to the medium.
Students in the Film Criticism Minor will develop the following:
Like most minors at WCU, the Film Criticism Minor requires students to take six courses, or 18 credits, in order to complete the program. One core course—FLM 200—is required; the other five courses are electives chosen from the list below. Please also note that FLM 200 counts as an approved General Education Arts Distributive course and a Writing Emphasis course. View the complete list of required and elective courses for the Film Criticism Minor.
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Interested in declaring the Film Criticism Minor? Visit the WCU Registrar's Registration page for instructions on how to submit an Academic Plan Change Request in myWCU.