Minor in Film Studies

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The Minor in Film Studies enhances preparation for careers in arts, media, and education. Courses from various departments develop communication skills along with expert knowledge of film, television, and their cultural contexts.

Minor in Film Studies
Required Courses
MCOM 2366Film Appreciation 13
Prescribed Electives
MCFL 3354Film History I 23
MCFL 3355Film History II 23
Choose three from the following:9
The History Of Animation 3
Literature and Film 3
Seminar in Selected Topics of Literacy, Language, and Civilization 3
Seminar in Sel German Topics 3
Film and Society 3
Select Film Genre
Film Theory
Film Scoring 3
Phil in Film & Literature 3
Problems in Political Science 3
Total Hours18

MCOM 2366 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Component Area Option). 


This course's prerequisite of MCOM 2366 is included in the Film Studies minor core curriculum. 


Course has prerequisite that may require additional semester credit hours or instructor approval. 


The minor program requires 18 semester credit hours.

All students declaring a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com are required to receive a grade of C or better in all MCOM, MCFL, MCJR, MCPA, or MCPD courses.

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Pearson Grammar Competency Lab with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000 or 4000-level courses in MCOM, MCFL, MCJR, MCPA, or MCPD. Please, visit the Grammar Module for additional information.