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
CM1023
 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
FM3027 FILM THEORY & CRITICISM None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disciplinary Research Methods and Writing

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
 FM3096CCR JUNIOR SEMINAR 4 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM2098]
 [course:fm4095:code][course:fm4095:type] Senior Project [course:fm4095:prereq]

Film Pragmatics & the Art of Directing

Select three courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
 FM2018CCI  SCREENWRITING FOR TELEVISION None
FM2028  THE ART OF SCREENWRITING None
FM2080 ORSON WELLES & HIS INHERITORS None
FM2081 ALFRED HITCHCOCK None
FM2082 FILM DIRECTORS: TARANTINO AND HIS INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES  None
FM2083 SCORSESE & KUBRICK None
FM2087 FILM DIRECTORS: AGNES VARDA None
FM2092CCI WOMEN AND FILM None
FM3039 DIRECTING & PRODUCING THE SHORT FICTION FILM 3 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM4091] OR CM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI
FM3063  MAKING A DOCUMENTARY CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019
CM4028  ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION  CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI

 

International Cinema

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM3073  ASIAN CINEMA None
FM3074CCI  ITALIAN CINEMA None
FM3076  ARAB AND AFRICAN CINEMA None
FM3078 IBERIAN & LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA None
FM3085  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
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY ON SCREEN
None
FILM GENRE: MELODRAMA
None
FILM NOIR
None
WOMEN AND FILM
None
​​​​​​ FM2097
EUROPEAN CINEMA & THE BODY
None
CINEMA & THE POLITICAL
None
FRENCH FILM & FICTION NOW
FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
PARIS REEL & IMAGINED: PERSPECTIVES ON THE CITY OF LIGHTS
None
SHAKESPEARE & FILM
None
PROVOCATIVE WITNESS: CINEMA & GENOCIDE
None
MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY
CM1023
MEDIA & GENDER
None
MEDIA SEMIOTICS
Major=Art History OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
THE AESTHETICS OF CRIME FICTION
None
BRECHT & FILM
None
CINEMA AND THE CITY
None
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.