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Film Studies, Minor

Offered in: CHICAGO

Students interested in film may complete this six-course sequence that emphasizes the visual language of film and the medium’s role in representing culture since its emergence in the twentieth century. The core courses in the curriculum highlight the particular ways in which film engages its content, the varieties of interpretive elements and strategies that film entails, and the relationship between the historical development of the medium and the histories of the cultures in which it is embedded. Advanced elective courses range from interdisciplinary courses in History, Philosophy, Literature, and Gender studies as well as on topics related to particular cinematic themes and genres.

Core courses

  Fundamentals of Film Studies .....3
  Film History .....3

Electives include:

  Comics and Film .....3
  Chicago in Film .....3
  American Road Novels and Films .....3
  Gender and Film Noir .....3
  Monster Movies .....3
  History and Film .....3
  The Art of the Art Documentary .....3
  Shakespeare and Film .....3

Students will earn the Film Studies minor with a GPA of 2.5 in all eligible Film courses; only grades of C- or higher will count toward the minor. Transfer students must complete at least three courses at Roosevelt.