Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies Minor offers a rigorous interdisciplinary experience that helps students understand both the technical and expressive components of the cinematic medium, and gain practical experience in film analysis and production within the framework of a liberal arts education. Students will be exposed to many different forms and genres of film, including classic Hollywood cinema, but also foreign film, documentary, independent, and experimental film along with the rich traditions of world cinema.

Summary of Requirements

The following two courses are required (6 cr.):

  • FI 155 – Introduction to Film Studies (3)
  • FI 222 – American Cinema (3) or FI 225 – World Cinema (3)

Four additional courses from the following list are required (12 cr.):

  • FI 101-09 Interdisciplinary Film Survey (1)
  • FI 222 – American Cinema (3)
  • FI 225 – World Cinema (3)
  • FI 336 – Special Cinema Studies (3)
  • FI 355 – Film Genres (3)
  • EN/FI 359 – Literature and Film (3)
  • FI/TH 343 – Playwriting/ Screenwriting (3)
  • CS 227 Documentary Film (3)
  • CS Independent Study (must be Film related) (3)
  • DA 250 Dance in Film (3)
  • TH 340 History of the American Musical (3)
  • BU111 Exploring Organizational Issues through Film (3)
  • CJ 325 Criminal Justice in Film (3)
  • HI 233M History Through Film: Renaissance Humanism (3)
  • MG 311 Business in Film (3)
  • PS 236 Social Psychology (3)
  • SO/SW 223VG Social Problems (3)

At least 12 credits must be devoted to FI courses for completion of the minor.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. James Reitter, Associate Professor of English and Program Coordinator of Film Studies
(845) 848 – 4014 or james.reitter@dc.edu