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Cinema Studies (Minor)

The Cinema Studies minor provides students with the skills to analyze film critically across genres, along with a basic competency in film production in two areas of the student’s choice.​ ​​​​​

Course Requirements

A minor in Cinema Studies requires students to complete six courses (24 credits).

Course Title Quarter Hours
MCS 273STORYTELLING & STYLE IN CINEMA4
Select three of the following History/Criticism Courses:12
MCS 207
HISTORY OF CINEMA I, 1890-1945
MCS 208
HISTORY OF CINEMA II, 1945-1975
MCS 209
HISTORY OF CINEMA III, 1975-PRESENT
MCS 231
INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
MCS 254
IMAGINING ITALY: CINEMA AS A COLLECTIVE NARRATIVE OF THE ITALIAN PEOPLE
MCS 265
FAITH,REDEMPTN,& TRANSCENDENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
MCS 274
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
MCS 331
TOPICS IN DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
MCS 343
MEDIA ETHICS
MCS 344
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: HOLLYWOOD IN THE 1960s
MCS 348
TOPICS IN FILM GENRE
MCS 349
TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES
MCS 350
TOPICS IN GLOBAL CINEMA
MCS 354
TOPICS IN MEDIA AND MATERIAL CULTURE
MCS 360
B-MOVIES
MCS 365
HORROR FILMS
MCS 383
TALKING ABOUT FILM: THEORY & CRITICISM
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
Select two of the following Production courses:8
DOC 324
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 371
FILM 110
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
FILM 210
CINEMA PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 310)
FILM 245
MEDIA LITERACIES (FORMERLY DC 200)
FILM 250
CINEMATOGRAPHY I (FORMERLY DC 275)
POST 110
EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)
POST 124
SOUND DESIGN I (FORMERLY DC 215)
SCWR 100
INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (FORMERLY DC 201)
SCWR 302
WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)

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