Cinema Studies Minor

The Cinema Studies Minor is an inter-disciplinary, multicultural program housed in the School of Communication and the Arts.

The Cinema Studies Minor emphasizes the critical study of cinema as an art form, a business, a technology, a form of entertainment, and a cultural product that both reflects and shapes culture. It brings knowledge and concerns from various disciplines--such as history, literature, or philosophy--to bear on the critical study of domestic and international cinemas.

This minor complements majors in fields such as communication, theater, art, digital media, literature, history, or psychology, and deepens students' critical thinking and analytical skills. The minor advances the Marist tradition of enhancing students' appreciation and respect for ideological, cultural, and artistic diversity.

The Cinema Studies Minor is one of three minors offered by the Media Arts Department within the B.A. in Media Studies and Production.

Course Requirements

Required Courses

MDIA 120 Art of Film

MDIA 322 Film Theory and Criticism

Select three:

MDIA 323 Film & History

MDIA 324 Experimental Film & Video

MDIA 325 Documentary

MDIA 326 Race & Ethnicity in Film

MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film

MDIA 335 Gender & Media

MDIA 339 Film & Literature

MDIA 422 Topics in Global Cinema

FREN 305 Studies in French Film & Literature

SPAN 330 Themes in Spanish Cinema

SPAN 335 Theme in Latin American Cinema

PHIL  333 Philosophy & Film