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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 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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