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Point Loma Nazarene University    
 
    
 
  Jul 22, 2017
 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies Minor - Communication and Theatre


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.

Required: 8 Units


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


Total for Minor: 17-20 Units




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