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Film Studies at Miami University

Curriculum

Classroom film screening photoThis interdepartmental minor integrates courses that treat film as a major art form or that use film as a specific and unique analytical device in the study of different aspects of society and culture, including literature, history, the arts, and national cultures. It offers a broad introduction to importance and influence of film, variety of film studies methodologies, and history and criticism of the modes of cinema across the world.

Program Requirements

The Film Studies Minor requires 18 semester hours.

  • To minor in film studies, students must take 2 core courses and an additional 12 semester hours from the list below.
  • Students must achieve a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average in the designated courses.
  • No FST courses may be taken credit/no credit.

Core Courses (both required)

  • Introduction to Film Criticism and History
    (FST 201, 3 hrs)
  • Seminar in Film Study
    (FST 401, 3 hrs)

Additional Courses (12 semester hours from these)

  • Creative Writing: Screenwriting
    (ENG/COM 422, 3 hrs)
  • Media Aesthetics
    (FST/COM 146, 3 hrs)
  • Brazil through Music
    (FST/BWS/LAS/MUS/POR 204, 3 hrs)
  • American Film as Communication
    (FST/COM 205, 3 hrs)
  • Diversity and Culture in American Film
    (FST/COM/IDS 206, 3 hrs)
  • Literature and Film
    (FST/ENG 220, 3 hrs (6 hrs maximum))
  • Shakespeare and Film
    (FST/ENG 221, 3 hrs)
  • Italian-American Culture
    (FST/AMS/ITL 222, 3 hrs)
  • Classics of Film
    (FST/ENG 235, 3 hrs)
  • Alternative Traditions in Film
    (FST/ENG 236, 3 hrs)
  • History and Popular Culture *
    (FST/HST 250, 3 hrs)
  • Representations of History in Film and Video
    (FST/HST 252, 3 hrs)
  • Visualizing the Holocaust
    (FST/FRE/GER 255, 3 hrs)
  • Survey of German Cinema
    (FST/GER 261, 3 hrs)
  • Italian Cinema
    (FST/ITL 262, 3 hrs)
  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
    (FST/RUS 263, 3 hrs)
  • Chinese Cinema and Culture
    (FST/CHI 264, 3 hrs)
  • European Jewish Cinema
    (FST/FRE/GER 265, 3 hrs)
  • Survey of Japanese Cinema
    (FST/JPN 266, 3 hrs)
  • National Cinemas: African Film
    (FST/BWS 267, 3 hrs)
  • East European Literature and Film
    (FST/RUS 272, 3 hrs)
  • Mediated Sexualities
    (FST/COM 281, 3 hrs)
  • Sexualities and Film
    (FST/COM 282, 3 hrs)
  • War and European Cinema
    (FST/HST 302, 3 hrs)
  • Topics in Film
    (FST/ENG 350, 3 hrs (6 hrs maximum))
  • French Cinema
    (FST/FRE 366, 3 hrs)
  • African Lusophone Literature
  • (FST/ENG/BWS/POR 381, 3 hrs)
  • By/About Afro-Brazilian Women
    (FST/POR/WMS 383, 3 hrs)
  • Cuba in Revolution
    (FST/LAS 415, 3 hrs)
  • Topics in French Cinema Study
    (FST/FRE 460, 3 hrs)
  • Aesthetics
    (PHL 241, 4 hrs)
  • Special Topics *
    (PHL 410, 1-4 hrs)
  • Movies and Politics
    (PHL 220, 2 hrs)

* Applies when topic is film related.

 

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