Film Studies Minor (Semester)
The Film Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry devoted to the analysis of cinema both as a unique art form in its own right, and as a medium influenced and shaped by related fields such as literature and the visual arts. Film Studies is a discipline distinct from film making, which focuses on skills of film production rather than film analysis. Students enrolled in the Film Studies Minor will gain an understanding of the evolution of cinema as an art form, the relations between cinema and other arts, and the international dimensions of the medium. The minor, housed under the umbrella of the Film Studies Program, is offered cooperatively by the following departments: East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, French and Italian, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History of Art, Russian, and Spanish and Portuguese.
The minor in film studies requires the completion of one of the introductory courses listed below, plus 12 credit hours of course work chosen from the second list (on the back of this sheet). The introductory course must be completed before the declaration of the minor and, as with other minor course work; a grade of C- or above is required. While the minor may include courses from the introductory list, at least 6 of the 12 credit hours must be at the 4000 level or above. After completion of the introductory course, the student must meet with the Film Studies Program Advisor to plan the minor course work. After the course work has been approved, the student may declare the minor in the college/school office.
Once the Minor Program has been completed the student must file a minor form with the Film Studies Program Office For further information about the minor program, contact the Film Studies Program, 150 Hagerty Hall 1775 College Road.
ENGLISH 2263 Introduction to Film (3CH)
GERMAN 3351 Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture(3CH)
HISTORY OF ART 2901 Intro to World Cinema (3CH)
FILM STUDIES 2270 Introduction to Film Studies for non-majors(3CH)
FILM STUDIES 2271 Introduction to Film Studies for majors(3CH)
WOMEN’S STUDIES 3317 Women and Film (3CH)
Film Studies Courses:
AAAS 4571: Black Visual Culture and Popular Media (3 CH)
Arts College 3350: The History & Theory of Animation (3 CH)
Chinese 4405: Introduction to Chinese Film (3 CH)
Comparative Studies 3607: Film and Literature as Narrative Art (3 CH)
EALL 3346: Asian American Film (3 CH)
EALL: 4407 Early Asian Cinema (3 CH)
English 2263 Introduction to Film (3 CH)
English 3378 - Special Topics in Film and Literature (3 CH)
English 4578: Special Topics in Film (3 CH)
Film Studies 2770 Introduction to Film Studies (3CH)
Film Studies 3650: Studies in Regional Cinema (3 CH)
Film Studies 3640: Studies in Cinema History (3 CH)
Film Studies 3660: Studies in Non-Fiction Cinema (3 CH)
Film Studies 4194: Group Studies (3 CH)
Film Studies 4580: Studies in a Major Director
Film Studies/German 4670H: Cinema and the Historical Avant Garde (3 CH)
Film Studies 4895: Senior Seminar in Film Studies
Film Studies 4998: Undergraduate Research (2-12 CH) #
Film Studies 4999: Distinction Project (2-12 CH)#
Film Studies 4999H: Honors Thesis Research (2-12 CH)#
French 2801: Classics of French Cinema (3 CH)
French 3701: Introduction to French Cinema (3 CH)*
French 4053: French and Italian Cinema to 1952 (3 CH)*
French 5702: Studies in Contemporary French Cinema (3 CH)
German 3351 Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture (3 CH)
German 2451: Germans in Hollywood: Exiles and Émigrés (3 CH)
History of Art 2901 Intro to World Cinema (3CH)
History of Art 3901: World Cinema Today (3 CH)
History of Art 4015: Wexner Center Media Arts Programming (3 CH)
History of Art 5645: Video Art (3 CH)
History of Art 4901: Classic Film Theory--proposed (3 CH)
History of Art 5901: Silent Cinema: 1895-1927(3 CH)
History of Art 5902: Classical Sound Cinema: 1927-1948 (3 CH)
History of Art 5903: Recent Cinema: 1948-Present (3 CH)
History of Art 5905: Avant-Garde Film (3 CH)
History of Art 5910: Documentary Film (3 CH)
Italian 2053: Masterpieces of Italian Cinema (3 CH)
Italian 4223: Italian Cinema (3 CH)*
Russian 3460: Modern Russian Experience through Film (3 CH)
Scandinavian 4450 The Films of Ingmar Bergman (3 CH)
Slavic 3320: Science Fiction- East V.S. West (3 CH)
Slavic 3360: Screening Minorities: Representations of the Other in Slavic Film (3)
Spanish 2380: Introduction to Latin American Cinema
Spanish 4580: Latin American Film*
Spanish 4581: Spanish Film*
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies 3317: Hollywood, Women and Film (3 CH)
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies4527: Studies in Gender and Cinema (3 CH)
*Courses may not be taught in English; may require language course pre-requisite.
# No more than 6 CH can count toward the minor.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON MINOR PROGRAMS:
• Minor programs are not required for graduation.
• A student may not take a major and a minor in the same subject.
• Courses used on the minor may not be used for the major.
• Where appropriate, overlap between the GE and a minor is permissible unless specifically disallowed for an individual minor.
• All minors require a minimum of 12 credit hours; some require more.
• Transfer credit hours allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor.
• No course in the Film Studies Minor can be repeated without preapproval from the Film Studies Program Office.
• When students complete more than one minor, each minor must contain a minimum of 12 unique hours.
• No grade below a C- will be permitted in courses comprising the minor; the minimum of 12 unique hours.
• Courses taken on a Pass/Non-Pass basis may not be applied to the minor.
• Some minors need individual approval by a faculty member; others do not.
• Students need not file their minor programs until they file their graduation applications.
• Once a minor program is on file in the college/school office, any changes must be discussed with the faculty adviser and/or the college/school counselor.