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English Department

Film and Visual Culture Minor

The Film and Visual Culture Minor prepares students to engage the historical, theoretical, social, and political ramifications of the cinematic and cultural image in our global society. This minor supports the traditional study of film as well as extended investigation of the culture that both produces and consumes it. The conventional framework of the Film and Visual Culture Minor invites interdisciplinary
approaches. Thus, the courses are housed in several departments. English courses with Film and Visual Culture credit are marked in descriptions below by FVC.

A student who has successfully completed courses in the Film and Visual Culture Minor will be able to:

1. think and write critically about visual culture
2. communicate and compose in New Media forms
3. analyze the historical, theoretical, social, and political ramifications of the cinematic and cultural image in our global society

Requirements

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Five courses (20 hours) are the minimum requirement for the FVC Minor.

Required Courses (2 Courses)
• ENG 361 Introduction to Film Theory and History**
• ENG 362 Feminist Film Criticism

Electives (3 Courses)
Students will be able to select from the following courses:
• ENG 312 Shakespeare on Film
• ENG 363 African Cinema (4)
• ENG 364 Writing About Film (4)
• ENG 369 Images of Women in the Media (4)
• ENG 397 Fiction Screenwriting I (4) or
• ENG 407 Fiction Screenwriting II (4)
• ANTH 444 Food and Culture in Film
• CWS 310 Documenting Women: Oral Narratives and Digital
Media Production I***
• CWS 311 Documenting Women: Oral Narratives and Digital
Media Production II
• CWS 320 Cinemythic Journeys: Black Woman as Hero in
American Cinema
• FRE 302 Francophone Cinema (4)
• FRE 304 French Cinema (4)
• SPA 350 Latin-American Film (4)

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