The Film Studies concentration consists of at least five courses, at least three at level II/level III, including:

(1) An introduction to Film Studies (ideally taken as the entrance to the program).  This course will provide a basic overview of the field, introducing students to the primary structures, methodologies, practitioners, history, ideas, and vocabularies of Film Studies.

(2) Two courses that focus on the history, theory, or cultural expression of film within the United States or in a global context.  These courses examine the production, critical evaluation, cultural history, and reception of film.  Students take two courses to develop fluency with the critical and theoretical methods of the discipline. [See chart for 2009/10 courses]

(3) One course that focuses on the practical aspects of film creation or criticism.  These courses emphasize modern film as professional practice, asking students to master at least one of the main creative and technical skill sets used in the film industry. [See chart for 2009/10 courses]

(4) One more class drawn from (2) and (3) above, or a topics course approved by the program, or a contract course worked out in consultation with the director of Film Studies and the instructor.  These courses challenge students to tailor programs of studies to their own needs and interests, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the Film Studies program.

No more than one course taken elsewhere may count toward the concentration.

Courses that may fulfill requirement 2 (studies in the history, theory, or cultural meaning of film

Asian Studies 124: Introduction to Japanese Film
English 275: Literature and Film
German 249: German Cinema 
Media Studies 240: World Cinema
Media Studies 270: Film Genres
Norwegian 130: Nordic Film Today
Russian Language/Area Studies 265: Introduction to Russian and Soviet Film

Courses that may fulfill requirement 3 (practical film studies)

Art 104: Foundation New Media
Art 228: Animated Art
Art 229: Video Art
Art 239: Video Art Production
Dance 150: Movement, the Camera, and the Creative Process 
English 296: Screenwriting 
Theatre 130: Introduction to Acting
Theatre 275: Writing for Performance

Courses that may fulfill requirement 4 (integrative studies)

Asian Studies 156: Contemporary China through Film
Family Studies 130: Families in Film and Literature
French 250: Speaking of French
German 250: Speaking German
History 290: Reel America: American History through Film
Integrative Studies 204: Censors and Degenerates
Media Studies 160: Mass Media
Media Studies 260: Media in Contemporary Culture
Nursing 120: Images of Wellness in the Media
Philosophy 260: Kant’s Moral Theory in Literature and Film