Undergraduate Minor in Film Studies

Open to all students in any UWM undergraduate degree program, the minor in Film Studies provides students with critical skills and multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary media forms. It promotes the study of film and media in their aesthetic, social, cultural, political and technological contexts and expands students' understanding of media as essential elements of our global cultural environment.

Students interested in a Film Studies Minor or those having questions about the Program should contact:

Dr. Benjamin Schneider
Assistant Director and Undergraduate Film Studies Advisor
Curtin Hall 488
(414) 229-4869

Course of Study: Minor

To complete the minor, students are required to take 18 credits of Film Studies Program approved courses. Nine credits must be taken at the intermediate (200-299) level and must include English 290, Introduction to Film Studies, and Art History 205, History of Film I: Development of an Art. The other intermediate course and the three advanced level (300 and above) courses should be selected from the approved Film Studies electives list (see below). Other variable content courses with appropriate subtitles may be approved on a semester-by-semester basis to count toward the major. See the list published in the Timetable under Film Studies, the Film Studies web site, or the program coordinator.

Core Courses

Art History 205 - History of Film I: Development of an Art, 3 credits (Fall semester only)
English 290 - Introduction to Film Studies, 3 credits
Additional Requirements

One (1) 200-level course and three (3) 300-level (or above) courses from the following:

Art History 206 - History of Film II: Development of an Art, 3 credits (Spring semester only)
Art History 305 - Film Analysis I: Method and Theory, 3 credits
Art History 306 - Film Analysis II: Method and Theory, 3 credits
Art History 307 - Film Directors: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Art History 308 - Film Styles: (Subtitle), 3 credits
CompLit 233 - Literature and Film: (Subtitle), 3 credits
CompLit 362 - Transnational Asian Cinemas: (Subtitle), 3 credits
CompLit 461 - Film-Fiction Interaction: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 286 - Writing about Film and Television, 3 credits
English 291 - Introduction to Television Studies, 3 credits
English 293 - Literature and Media: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 295 - Women and Film, 3 credits
English 312 - Topics in Film Studies: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 316 - World Cinema: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 320 - Studies in Film Authorship: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 329 - Film and the Novel, 3 credits
English 330 - Film and Drama, 3 credits
English 380 - Media and Society: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 383 - Cinema and Genre: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 391 - Television Criticism and Theory, 3 credits
English 392 - Contemporary Film Criticism and Theory, 3 credits
English 394 - Theories of Mass Culture: (Subtitle), 3 credits
English 395 - Feminist Film Criticism and Theory: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Film Studies 212 - Intermediate Topics in Film Studies: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Film Studies 299 - Ad Hoc: (Subtitle), 1-6 credits
Film Studies 350 - Global Jewish Film and Television: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Film Studies 412 - Global Cinemas: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Film Studies 489 - Upper-Level Internship, 1-6 credits
Film Studies 499 - Ad Hoc: (Subtitle), 1-6 credits
Film Studies 699 - Advanced Independent Study, 1-6 credits
French 451 - Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (Subtitle), 3 credits
German 311 - History of German Film: (Subtitle), 3 credits
Italian 629 - Major Film Directors: (Subtitle), 3 credits