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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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 52 credits

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

 

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM1010
or
CM1023
Modern Films & Their Meanings
or
Introduction to Media & Communication Studies
None
or
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
FM/CM1019 Principles of Video Production None
FM2075
or
FM2076
Introduction to the History & Analysis of Narrative Film I
or
Introduction to the History & Analysis of Narrative Film II
None
or
None
FM3027 Film Theory & Criticism None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disciplinary Research Methods and Writing

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM3096 (course type CCR) Junior Seminar in Film Studies 4 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM2098]
FM4095 (course type CCC) Senior Project College Level=Senior

Film Pragmatics & the Art of Directing

Select three courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM/CM2018 Screenwriting for Television None
FM/CL2028 The Art of Screenwriting None
FM2080 Film Directors: Orson Wells & His Inheritors None
FM2081 Film Directors: Alfred Hitchcock None
FM2082 Film Directors: Tarantino & his Many Fathers None
FM2083 Scorsese & Kubrick None
FM2087 Film Directors: Agnes Varda None
FM2092 Women and Film None
FM3039 Directing & Producing the Short Fiction Film 3 Credits From Range [FM1000 To FM4091] OR CM1019CCI
FM3063 Making a Documentary CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI
CM4028 Advanced Video Production CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI

 

International Cinema

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
FM3073 Asian Cinema None
FM/CM3074 Italian Cinema None
FM3076 Arab Cinema None
FM3078 Iberian & Latin American Cinema None
FM3085 Provocative Witness: Cinema & Genocide None
FM/FR3086 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
FM2088 Science Fiction and Fantasy on Screen None
FM2089 Film Genre: Melodrama None
FM2090 Film Noir None
FM2092 Women & Film None
FM2093 Cinema & Poetry None
FM2097​​​​​​ Film Genres & Topics: European Cinema & the Body None
FM2098 Cinema & the Political None
FM3011 Issues in Contemporary French Film & Literature FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
FM/CL3034 Paris Reel & Imagined; Perspectives on the City of Lights None
FM3048 Shakespeare & Film None
FM3085 Provocative Witness: Cinema & Genocide None
CM/AN3049 Media & Ethnography CM1023
CM/GS3053 Media & Gender None
CM3062 Media Semiotics Major=Art History OR CM2051
FM3069 The Aesthetics of Crime Fiction None
FM/CL3080 Brecht & Film None
FM3088 Cinema & the City None
FM3091 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.