Film and Media Studies Minor
Our program offers a film and media studies minor. Students build media literacy skills, investigate media history from an international perspective, examine the economics and labor structures of globalized media industries, and engage the central methods and concepts of the discipline. A minor in film and media studies may be of interest to students in many primary disciplines, especially English, history, business, writing and communications, journalism, the arts, music, theater, acting and more. The skills gained in the program prepare students for future graduate work or careers in fields such as archiving and library information science, business and education, to name only a few.
Most of our classes require students to experience media (watch films, read comics, play games, etc.) as preparation for class lectures and discussion. Access to these media objects and texts are provided via the course Blackboard site.
Minor Requirements (18 Hours)
Required Courses (6 Hours)
Develop core competencies in Film and Media Studies through these foundations courses.
|FAMS 240||Film and Media Analysis||3|
|FAMS 300||Film and Media History||3|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
Electives (12 Hours)
Broaden and focus your understanding of film and media by selecting 4 additional FAMS courses numbered 301 or above.
Additional (non-FAMS) courses may used as electives when approved by the Director of Film and Media Studies.
|FAMS 308||Global Media Industries||3|
|FAMS 310||Special Topics In Popular Media||3|
|FAMS 311||Classical Hollywood Cinema||3|
|FAMS 316||Music and the Hollywood Film||3|
|FAMS 325||Superheroes across Media||3|
|FAMS 328||The Blockbuster||3|
|FAMS 330||Special Topics in Non-Film Media||3|
|FAMS 332||American Television||3|
|FAMS 338||Contemporary British Television Industry||3|
|FAMS 350||Introduction to Comics Studies||3|
|FAMS 360||Special Topics in Global Media||3|
|FAMS 361||Middle East on Screen||3|
|FAMS 363||Hong Kong Action Cinema||3|
|FAMS 365||Screening China||3|
|FAMS 380||Special Topics in Alternative Media||3|
|FAMS 381||History of Experimental Film||3|
|FAMS 399||Independent Study||3-9|
|FAMS 470||Genre Studies Film & Media||3|
|FAMS 499||Internship in Film and Media Studies||3|
|FAMS 510||Special Topics in Film and Media Histories||3|
|FAMS 511||Special Topics in Film and Media Studies||3|
|FAMS 566||Special Topics in U.S. Film and Media||3|
|FAMS 581||Critical Interactives||3|
|FAMS 598||Special Topics in Global Film and Media||3|