The Concentration in Film/Media Studies applies traditional literary practices of close reading and critical thinking to the realm of film and media. This option allows students to learn about film and media practices through historical study of American and world cinema, theoretical analysis, and creative production.
Students electing the Concentration in Film/Media Studies must take ENGL 130 Introduction to Film/Media Studies plus a minimum of nine additional courses (four in the English core and five in Film/Media Studies) above the 100 level.
English Core (Four courses):
Film/Media Studies Concentration (Five courses):
Students concentrating in film/media studies may fulfill their senior-year Culminating Experience requirement through participation in The English Experience: a Culminating Experience that requires seniors concentrating in film/media studies to attend six appropriate events during one senior semester selected from a list designated by the department as acceptable for the English Experience. Students will submit a 250-word response to their advisers after each event, and advisers will submit a pass/fail grade for this Culminating Experience. Students may petition the department chairperson if they wish to suggest an alternative project as their Culminating Experience.
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