Cinema Studies Undergraduate Minor

for the Minor in Cinema Studies - Undergraduate

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The Cinema Studies minor provides undergraduate students with core coursework in the film studies discipline while also allowing them freedom to explore various approaches to the subject, presented by world-class Media & Cinema Studies department faculty as well as film scholars throughout campus.

Students pursuing the Cinema Studies minor will take coursework that is core to the discipline with themes including contemporary movies, surveys of world cinema, and film theory and criticism. Students will take at least one course related to either non-U.S. cinema or about identity, culture, and politics within the United States as it interfaces with film.

Programs in Cinema Studies

Undergraduate Programs:

major: Media & Cinema Studies, BS

minors: Cinema Studies | Critical Film Production | Media

Graduate Programs:

minor: Cinema Studies

Minor in Cinema Studies - Undergraduate

Students are expected to complete 18 hours of approved Cinema Studies minor coursework, of which 6 hours must be at the 300-400-level. At least 3 hours of 300-400-level coursework must be offered by or cross-listed with the Department of Media & Cinema Studies (MACS), other than those used to fulfill the requirements below.


Required Courses12
MACS 203Contemporary Movies3
MACS 261Survey of World Cinema I3
MACS 262Survey of World Cinema II3
MACS 361Film Theory and Criticism3
Select one course from EITHER Non-US Cinema OR Identity Culture and Politics3
Non-US Cinema (Contact department for complete list)
Indian Cinema in Context
French & Comparative Cinema I
French & Comparative Cinema II
Russian & East European Film
Japanese Cinema
Topics in Italian Cinema
Green Screen: Film and Nature
German Cinema I
African Film and Society
Introduction to Italian Cinema
Identity Culture and Politics (Contact department for complete list)
Introduction to Documentary
Intro to African-American Film
Latina/os on the Bronze Screen
Am Indian and Indigenous Film
Film, TV, and Gender
Sex & Gender in Popular Media
Asian American Media and Film
Latina/o Media in the US
Black Women and Film
Commodifying Difference
Politics of Popular Culture
Watching the Environment
MDIA 380
Minority Images in Amer Film
Select one additional course (300-level or above) on film offered by or cross-listed with MACS, other than those used to fulfill the requirements above3