Film Studies

Film Studies Major (10.25cr.) / Film Studies Minor (5.25cr.)

Required courses for major and minor:

  • ENG 254 Introduction to Film
  • FLMS 400.1 Portfolio (for senior students) (0.25)

The Curriculum

Group A Courses with a primary focus on film (4 units required)

  • CMLT 321 East Asian Film
  • CMLT 300 3 Cinemas of the Middle East
  • COMM 300 5 Video Production
  • COMM 300.14 Documentary Film and Video
  • ENG 100 6 Narratives: Film and Television (.5 unit)
  • ENG 319 Screenwriting
  • FLMS 495 Apprenticeship: Film
  • FREN 300 1 French Language Film (PRE)
  • GERM 300 1 Landmark Films of the German Language (PRE)
  • SOAN 365 Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking
  • SPAN 190 5 Through the Spanish Lens: Contemporary Spanish Society and Culture Through
    Cinema (Honors Tutorial)
  • 490/491/495 Students may take a maximum of 2 film-focused Ind. Studies (490), Directed
    Readings (491) or Apprenticeships (495)
  • SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Culture through Film
  • MUS 300.9 Analysis of Music in Film
  • ENG/FLMS 300.X Topics in Film: The American Film Renaissance (1960-1980)
  • DANC 190.2 Dance Film - A Calculated Framing of Bodies (Honors Tutorial)

Group B Courses with a significant focus on film or skills relevant to film (1 unit required)

  • ART 355 Photography I
  • CMLT 100 1 Space and Place in Literature and Film
  • CMLT 200 1 Cosmopolitanism in Literature and Film
  • ENG 480 Advanced Creative Writing (Screenwriting)
  • FREN 300.3 The Captive and Captivity in Contemporary Francophone N. Africa
  • FREN 300 4 Contemporary Franco-Arab Cultural Exchanges
  • JOUR/WGS 300 2 Women and the Media
  • PHIL 201 1 Zombie 101
  • SOAN 117 Social Problems in The Wire
  • SPAN 300 10 Spanish Crime Fiction
  • SPAN 370 The Child in Contemporary L.A. Literature and Film
  • THEA 210 Beginning Acting

Group C Cognate Courses (maximum of 3 units)

  • ART 111 Survey of Art History
  • ART 112 Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 345 Modern Art
  • ART 347 Contemporary Art
  • ART 353 Computer Imaging
  • COMM 200.2 Introduction to Visual Communication
  • ENG 150 Introduction to Literary Study
  • MUS 105 Appreciation of Music Literature
  • THEA 126 Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THEA 220 Movement
  • THEA 487 Playwriting
  • THEA 380 Directing for the Stage
  • DANC 315 Composition and Choreography

Topic-Dependent Courses (Groups A, B or C)

Topic-dependent courses when the topic focuses on film. May count as Group A, B, or C, depending on the focus. Counting these courses in the major requires approval from the Film Studies Program Director.

  • FREN 499 Seminar: “Cinema in French: Films from the French-Speaking World in the 20th
    and 21 st Centuries” (Group A)
  • SPAN 499 Seminar: Spanish Women’s Cinema (Group A)
  • CMLT 499 A The Myths of the Oriental Woman
  • ENG 484 Seminar in British and Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 486 Seminar in American Literature
  • ENG / BWS 224 African American Images
  • ENG / BWS 268 Black Women’s Literary Traditions
  • ENG / BWS 369 Genre Studies in African American Literature
  • PHIL 310 Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy and Film