2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies Minor - Communication Studies

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This is an interdisciplinary minor in cinema which draws from historical, religious, philosophical, theoretical, and aesthetic perspectives.  Students are encouraged to select courses which are based on students’ intellectual and professional interests.  Students interested in film criticism and/or writing and teaching may take electives in film theory and criticism, while students interested in scriptwriting and production may take courses in those areas.  The minor is structured as interdisciplinary in its electives so that students will truly be studying in the liberal arts tradition.  All students must take the required courses, and then must select from the elective courses to complete the minor.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and articulate the relationships among film styles, genres, and techniques.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between films and the historical moments from which they emerge.
  3. Analyze and interpret the film images and narratives using film theory and terminology.
  4. Evaluate films, including from a faith based perspective, by using higher and lower order thinking and writing skills.
  5. Construct film scripts and create films by using film production techniques.

Total: 8 Units


*LIT 2000 Literature and Culture  course subtitle must be “Film Adaptation”.

COM 1075 Scriptwriting for Television and Film  is recommended, but cannot be substituted for required or elective course for this minor. 

Elective Courses: Nine (9) elective units taken from three (3) separate disciplines

Total for Minor: 17-20 Units

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