Film Studies

The Film Studies minor is designed to help students achieve a critical and historical understanding of cinema, an art form of growing importance in a media-dependent world. The minor includes study of how film form produces meaning, an examination of the relationship between cinema and culture, and an introduction to the historical development of cinema. The program encourages students to engage in analysis and critique of a range of films, both classic and contemporary, from Hollywood, other national cinemas, and independent filmmakers.