Global Film and Media Studies Minor

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 15

Required Courses

Film 220Introduction to Film Studies (offered every fall)3
Film 340History of World Cinema (offered every fall)3
Total Units6

Elective Courses

  1. Two courses (3 credits each) at the 300 or 400 level dealing with national or regional cinemas, such as the following:
    Film 320British Cinema: A History3
    Film 3211Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture3
    Film 325French Film Culture3
    Film 4300Topics in Chinese Media Culture: Charting Identity in the Digital Age3
    Film 431Renegades and Radicals: The Japanese New Wave3
    Film 443Memory, Tears, and Longing: East Asian Melodrama Film3
    Film 479(In)Visible Media: Connection and Crisis in Contemporary Japan3
  2. One course (3 credits) at the 300 level or higher that analyzes film or moving image media from different countries or parts of the world. Options in this category include the following:
    Film 319Documentary Film and Media3
    Film 342Introduction to Video Game Studies3
    Film 368Contemporary Women Directors3
    Film 420Film Theory3
    Film 423Histories of Media Convergence3
    Film 432Global Art Cinema3
    Film 443Memory, Tears, and Longing: East Asian Melodrama Film3
    Film 465Theory and Practice of Experimental Film3
    Film 478Topics in Transmedia Franchises3
    Film 507The 007 Saga: James Bond and The Modern Media Franchise3

Note: With the permission of the director of undergraduate studies, one course (3 credits) on media/film taken in another department or program at the 300 or 400 level may count toward the global media studies minor. Students should consult with their Film and Media Studies advisor or the Film and Media Studies director of undergraduate studies before enrolling in a course offered outside of the program that they hope to count toward this minor.

A total of 6 Film & Media Studies–approved units can be applied for credit toward this program from study abroad work at the 300 level or higher, which could satisfy the national cinema advanced elective requirements.

The program allows Film & Media Studies–approved transfer credits from other universities for advanced electives.

Additional Information

Elective courses change every academic year, so please visit the Program in Film and Media Studies website for current course listings.

A grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Internships and independent study do not count toward any Film and Media Studies minor.

Contact Info

Contact:Pat Henry