Film Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact program adviser in the Department of GREAL, 144 Irvin Hall (513-529-2515).

This 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

These two:

FST 201 Introduction to Film Criticism and History (3)

FST 401 Seminar in Film Study (3)

Twelve semester hours from the following:

ENG/COM 422 Creative Writing: Screenwriting (3)

FST/COM 146 Media Aesthetics (3)

FST/BWS/LAS/MUS/POR 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3)

FST/COM 205 American Film as Communication (3)

FST/COM/IDS 206 Diversity and Culture in American Film (3)

FST/ENG 220 Literature and Film (3; maximum 6)

FST/ENG 221 Shakespeare and Film (3)

FST/AMS/ITL 222 Italian American Culture (3)

FST/ENG 235 Classics of Film (3)

FST/ENG 236 Alternative Traditions in Film (3)

FST/HST 250 History and Popular Culture (3)*

FST/HST 252 Representations of History in Film and Video (3)

FST/FRE/GER 255 Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3)

FST/GER 261 Survey of German Cinema (3)

FST/ITL 262 Italian Cinema (3)

FST/RUS 263 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3)

FST/CHI 264 Chinese Cinema and Culture (3)

FST/FRE/GER 265 European Jewish Cinema (3)

FST/JPN 266 Survey of Japanese Cinema (3)

FST/RUS 272 Cultures and Identities of Eastern Europe: An Introduction through Literature and Film (3)

FST/COM 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3)

FST/COM 282 Sexualities and Film (3)

FST/HST 302 War and European Cinema (3)

FST/ENG 350 Topics in Film (3; maximum 6)

FST/FRE 366 French Cinema (3)

FST/POR/WGS 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3)

FST/LAS 415 Cuba in Revolution (3)

FST/FRE 460 Topics in French Cinema Study (3)

PHL 241 Aesthetics (4)

PHL 410 Special Topics (1-4) *

POL 220 Movies and Politics (2)

* Applies when topic is film-related.

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