Students pursuing an international film studies minor study international history, politics, and culture through film. Students also develop skills in visual and narrative analysis and in analytical writing. Students may choose to combine film courses from diverse film traditions or to specialize in one or two film traditions.

Students pursuing the minor in international film studies who are also pursuing a major in film and media arts must take one additional elective course from the approved electives list to complete the minor. This course may not be double-counted toward the major in film and media arts.

Requirements for the Minor

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Language Requirement: (3-4 Credit Hours)

Completion of the intermediate level in one language chosen from the following. Students, including heritage and native speakers, who place into a language above the 2000 level must complete one advanced language course at the 3000 level and above in order to pursue the minor in international film studies. If this course appears in the list of “Elective Courses,” note that it cannot double count as an advanced language and an elective course.

Total: 18-19 Credit Hours