Film Studies Minor

Film Studies offers a vibrant exploration of cinema as an art form alongside a rigorous overview of film history, theory, practice, and aesthetics in relation to the other disciplines and the arts. This interdisciplinary minor draws from course offerings across multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and can be combined with any major offered at the University.

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Upcoming Film Studies Courses

Fall 2017
ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema (online only)
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film (online only)
ARH 362 Significant Cinema Directors: Wes Anderson and P.T. Anderson
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art I
ARH 460/464/564 Special Topics in Cinema: Adv. Analysis of Film Form, Story, Style
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
COM 386 Persuasion and Film
DOC 323 / HIS 334 Foundations of Documentary Filmmaking
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema
ENG 243 Literature and Film: 1990s Shakespeare Teen Flicks
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Cinema of Disaster (for Honors students)
ENG 412Y Topics in Film or Drama: French New Wave and Global New Wave Cinema *
MUS 340 Film Sound, Music, and Musicals *
SPN 514 Latin American Cinema *
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video
Summer 2017
ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies (online)
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (online)
ENG 412Y Topics in Film or Drama: Blackness in Cinema, 1960-1980 *
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Repr. of Race/Class/Gender in Chicago (online)
HIS/JST 225 American Cinema and the Jews (online)

Recent Film Studies Courses (Spring 2017)

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies
ARH 264 New American Cinema
ARH 269 The Hollywood Crime Film
ART 380 Poetry and Cinema *
ARH/ART 383 History and Practice of Video Art II
ARH/WSS 461/561 Women in Cinema *
ARH 491 Internship in Film Studies
COM 378 Studies in Public Persuasion: Politics on Film
DOC/HIS 335 History and Theory of Documentary Film
DOC/HIS 406 Practicum in Historical Documentary Filmmaking *
EAS 140 Introduction to East Asian Cinema (Winter: online)
ENG 243 Literature and Film: Filming Novels
ENG 243 Literature and Film: The Faust Legend
ENG 355 Studies in Film: David Lynch and His Others
FRE 201 Perspectives: Arab Women Filmmakers of the Francophone World *
FRE 315 Introduction to French Cinema (may be taught in French)
HIS/JST 225 American Cinema and the Jews (Winter: online)
JRL 410 Images of Journalism in Film *
LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America (Winter: online)
RUS 280 Soviet and Russian Cinema
THR 230 Great Drama on Film and Video
WSS 498/599 Topics in WSS: Queer Cinema *

Film Studies: full list of film courses

Film Studies Requirements

ARH 260 Introduction to Film Studies + 5 additional film-related courses, 3 of which must be upper division courses (6 courses total, 18 credit hours). Declaration form for current students to declare a Film Studies minor (PDF) * Course may require a DARS exception form to be counted.

For more information, contact:

Shira Segal
Director of Film Studies
ssegal@albany.edu
Fine Arts 323