Requirements: Film Studies Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 52 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
FM1010CCI
or
CM1023REG
 MODERN FILMS & THEIR MEANINGS 
or
INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
None
or
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
FM1019CCDI PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION None
FM2075CCI
or
FM2076CCI
INTRO TO HISTORY OF NARRATIVE FILM I
or
INTRO TO HISTORY OF NARRATIVE FILM II
None
or
None
FM3027REG FILM THEORY & CRITICISM None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disciplinary Research Methods and Writing

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
 FM3096CCR JUNIOR SEMINAR 4 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM2098]
 FM4095CCC Senior Project College Level=Senior

Film Pragmatics & the Art of Directing

Select three courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
 FM2018CCI  SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION None
FM2028REG  THE ART OF SCREENWRITING None
FM2080REG ORSON WELLES & HIS INHERITORS None
FM2081REG ALFRED HITCHCOCK None
FM2082REG FILM DIRECTORS: TARANTINO AND HIS INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES  None
FM2083REG SCORSESE & KUBRICK None
FM2087REG FILM DIRECTORS: AGNES VARDA None
FM2092CCI WOMEN AND FILM None
FM3039REG DIRECTING & PRODUCING THE SHORT FICTION FILM 3 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM4091] OR CM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI
FM3063REG  MAKING A DOCUMENTARY CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019
CM4028REG  ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION  CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI

 

International Cinema

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM3073CCI  ASIAN CINEMA None
FM3074CCI  ITALIAN CINEMA None
FM3076REG  ARAB AND AFRICAN CINEMA None
FM3078REG IBERIAN & LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA None
FM3085REG  PROVOCATIVE WITNESS: CINEMA & GENOCIDE None
 FM3086CCI FRENCH CINEMA: LA NOUVELLE VAGUE FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI OR FR2100 OR FR2200

 

Film Genres and Topics

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM2088REG SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY ON SCREEN None
FM2089REG FILM GENRE: MELODRAMA None
FM2090REG FILM NOIR None
FM2092CCI WOMEN AND FILM None
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​​​​​​ FM2097REG EUROPEAN CINEMA & THE BODY None
FM3086CCI CINEMA & THE POLITICAL None
FM3011REG FRENCH FILM & FICTION NOW FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
FM3034REG PARIS REEL & IMAGINED: PERSPECTIVES ON THE CITY OF LIGHTS None
FM3048REG SHAKESPEARE & FILM None
FM3085REG PROVOCATIVE WITNESS: CINEMA & GENOCIDE None
CM3049REG MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY CM1023
CM3053REG MEDIA & GENDER None
CM3062REG MEDIA SEMIOTICS Major=Art History OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
FM3069REG THE AESTHETICS OF CRIME FICTION None
FM3080REG BRECHT & FILM None
FM3088REG CINEMA AND THE CITY None
FM3091REG TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES None

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students earning a GPA of 3.3 or above may elect to write a thesis or complete a creative project in order to earn honors.