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. Our students take one required course—FLM 200: Introduction to Film—and choose five electives. View our updated Film Criticism Minor advising sheet .
As an interdisciplinary program housed in English but comprising courses from several different departments, the Film Criticism Minor enables you to specialize in your own specific area(s) of interest within the broader field of film. The English Department typically offers at least six FLM courses per semester; please check the online Schedule of Classes to learn about the availability of courses offered by other departments. 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.