Academics: Majors and Programs

Film and Visual Culture Minor Requirements

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 an 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.


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

Core 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 in English and foreign languages:
  • ENG  363: African Cinema   (4)
  • ENG  364: Writing About Film (4)
  • ENG  312: Shakespeare on Film
  • 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 311: Documenting Women: Oral Narratives and Digital Media Production II
  • FRE 304: French Cinema (4)
  • FRE 302: Francophone Cinema (4)
  • SPA 350: Latin-American Film  (4)

For English Majors

ENG 364, ENG 397 and/or 407 may be counted toward the writing minor.