The Film Studies Minor offers a rigorous interdisciplinary experience that helps students understand both the technical and expressive components of the cinematic medium, and gain practical experience in film analysis and production within the framework of a liberal arts education. Students will be exposed to many different forms and genres of film, including classic Hollywood cinema, but also foreign film, documentary, independent, and experimental film along with the rich traditions of world cinema.

Summary of Requirements

The following two courses are required (6 cr.)
Four additional courses from the following list are required (12 cr.)
FI 155 - Introduction to Film Studies (3)FI 101-09 Interdisciplinary Film Survey (1)
FI 222 - American Cinema (3) or FI 225 – World Cinema (3)FI 222 - American Cinema (3)
FI 225 - World Cinema (3)
FI 336 - Special Cinema Studies (3)
FI 355 - Film Genres (3)
EN/FI 359 - Literature and Film (3)
FI/TH 343 - Playwriting/ Screenwriting (3)
CS 227 - Documentary Film (3)
CS Independent Study (must be Film related) (3)
DA 250 - Dance in Film (3)
TH 340 - History of the American Musical (3)
BU 111 - Exploring Organizational Issues through Film (3)
CJ 325 - Criminal Justice in Film (3)
HI 233M - History Through Film: Renaissance Humanism (3)
MG 311 - Business in Film (3)
PS 236 - Social Psychology (3)
SO/SW - 223VG Social Problems (3)

At least 12 credits must be devoted to FI courses for completion of the minor.

For Additional Information Please Contact

Dr. James Reitter
Associate Professor of English and Program Coordinator of Film Studies
(845) 848-4014
james.reitter@duny.edu