The interdisciplinary major in cinema studies consists
of 11 courses, completed with the grade of C or better, and with a minimum
of five courses at the 300 level or above. All majors must complete the
following core requirements:
1. Both semesters of
01:175:201,202 Introduction to Film I,II (01:175:210 may be substituted for either 01:175:201 or 202);
2. Three electives,
from the list of preapproved electives or from among other courses approved
by the program director; and
3. Senior Seminar in
Cinema Studies (01:175:425).
A flyer listing qualifying elective courses is
circulated during each preregistration period, and course descriptions are
posted on the program's website. Cinema studies majors are encouraged to
complete other courses in film history, analysis, or theory before enrolling in
a filmmaking/production course.
Please note that cinema studies courses generally
include an additional mandatory weekly meeting time for screenings, or require
students to view films outside of class at an on-campus facility such as Douglass Library Media Services.
Courses that are primarily about
film and may count as credits toward the major and minor are listed under the
subject codes 175 (Cinema Studies), 354 (English/Film Studies), 013 (AMESALL),
050 (American Studies), 082 (Art History), 195 (Comparative Literature), 420
(French), 470 (German), 560 (Italian), 565 (Japanese), 563 (Jewish Studies),
940 (Spanish and Portuguese), and 988 (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies).
01:175:210 may be substituted for
either 01:175:201 or 202. No
course may be used to fulfill more than two requirements.
Transfer students and study-abroad students must obtain approval of courses for the major from the program director. Students are urged to consult the program director for further
Grades of C or better must be
earned in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major.