An interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies is designed to enhance the educational opportunities available to students interested in learning about and through film. Courses in the minor focus on various issues connected to narrative, theory, style, and assorted social/cultural concerns.
To fulfill requirements for the minor, a student will complete 18 hours (six courses) from those listed below. No more than 9 hours (three courses) should be taken in any single department, and courses from at least three of the participating departments should be included in the 18-hour total.
Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Except for the Paralegal Studies minor, no course may be counted both for major and minor credit. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.
Other film-related courses are sometimes offered which can be counted as part of the Film Studies minor with prior approval. Consult the Film Studies advisor to determine if such courses are available for a particular semester.