Film Studies Minor

Film Studies (23-25 credits)
Academic Advisor: Greg Youmans

Introduction/What is the Study of Film Studies?
In the Film Studies minor students will engage major artistic, technological, commercial, and social developments throughout cinema and media history.  They will learn a language of analysis that will equip them to communicate about and with moving images.

Why Consider a Film Studies Minor?
The study of film is one of the fastest growing disciplines at American colleges and universities.  While the Film Studies minor provides a solid foundation for further professional development in the fields of filmmaking, curating, or media publishing, it also fosters a broad base of abilities sought by employers in a variety of employment sectors.  At Western we encourage students to combine critical writing with hands-on moving image projects because we value the multimedia communication skills that are becoming increasingly important, not only in the job market, but for all informed citizens.  The film studies minor at Western also emphasizes that film is a global medium and welcomes students with interests in global studies. 

To Declare a Film Studies Minor - meet with Greg Youmans, Academic Advisor.

Minor Evaluation for Graduation - meet with Greg Youmans, Academic Advisor.

Required Courses:
ENG 364
ENG 365 (may be repeated once with a different topic)
ENG 464 (may be repeated once with a different topic)
Courses under advisement at the 300 and 400 level to be selected from courses in theory, film and other visual media, including offerings in other departments, such as HIST 364, FAIR 326, 361.

Important Note: ENG 312 has been phased out of the curriculum. Students who have already taken 312 may use it in place of their 365 requirement.


Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English majors.