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Media and Cinema Studies (Minor)

The Media and Cinema Studies minor combines courses from film, television, radio and new media. You will gain a historical and critical understanding of the media industry with the option to focus on one type of media.​ ​​​​​

​Course Requirements

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

Course Title Quarter Hours
MCS 271MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES4
MCS 273STORYTELLING & STYLE IN CINEMA4
Select three History/Criticism courses from the following: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 260
TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING: BUILDING A NARRATIVE WORLD
MCS 265
FAITH,REDEMPTN,& TRANSCENDENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
MCS 274
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
MCS 275
COMICS STUDIES
MCS 316
SOUND AND VISION
MCS 331
TOPICS IN DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
MCS 341
TOPICS IN RADIO STUDIES
MCS 342
HISTORY OF TELEVISION & RADIO
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 351
TOPICS IN TELEVISION STUDIES
MCS 352
TOPICS IN NEW MEDIA
MCS 354
TOPICS IN MEDIA AND MATERIAL CULTURE
MCS 358
TOPICS IN COMICS STUDIES
MCS 360
B-MOVIES
MCS 361
FANDOM & PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
MCS 363
TOPICS IN FAN STUDIES
MCS 364
MONSTERS IN POPULAR CULTURE
MCS 365
HORROR FILMS
MCS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
MCS 367
SPORTS FANDOM
MCS 369
TIME TRAVEL ON TELEVISION
MCS 370
ADAPTATION: MOVIES/TV/NOVELS/COMICS/TOYS/VIDEO GAMES
MCS 371
WRITING TELEVISION CRITICISM
MCS 372
DIGITAL CULTURE AND NEW MEDIA
MCS 378
SEINFELD
MCS 379
SPIKE LEE AND QUENTIN TARANTINO
MCS 383
TALKING ABOUT FILM: THEORY & CRITICISM
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
CMNS 309
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
Select one Production course from the following:4
MCS 339
RADIO BROADCASTING
MCS 373
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
MCS 386
AUDIO PRODUCTION FOR RADIO AND THE WEB
MCS 389
TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION
ANI 101
ANIMATION FOR NON-MAJORS
ANI 105
MOTION GRAPHICS FOUNDATIONS
ART 328
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
ART 377
PHOTOJOURNALISM
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
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 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 250
INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING (FORMERLY DC 272)
SCWR 302
WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)

Students majoring in Media and Cinema Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.

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