The Faculty of Arts offers an inter-disciplinary minor program in film studies. This program gathers the existing film courses taught in various departments into a single, coherent program. It helps students to appreciate the larger framework in which film is practiced and encourages a more comprehensive, meaningful understanding of the subject. The focus is not on film production, but rather film theory. Film is arguably the predominant art form in the world today, a position it has held since the 20th century.
A natural extension of the study of literary texts, theatre, social history and cultural theory, film studies is interdisciplinary and adaptable. As an established field of scholarship, film studies is rigorous and broad. Coming directly out of both literary theory and cultural/media studies, the field allows for a diverse approach to films, national cinemas, genres, directors, historical movements and technological innovation. A complete list of courses required for the Film Studies minor may be found online at:
Students completing this minor must choose a major in a single discipline.
Sample first-year program for students interested in studying film studies:
|Fall Semester||Winter Semester|
|English 1080||English 1101, 1102, 1103 or 1110|
|Religious Studies 1022||Elective|
|A course in a second language||A course in a second language|
|A research & writing course||A research & writing course|
|A numeracy/science course||A numeracy/science course|
|A course in major subject||A course in major subject|