College of Arts and Letters2014-2015

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Cinema Studies, Minor

Interested in film and cultural analysis, the impact of visual technologies, the meanings of media in everyday life, and the significance of historic and modern modes of exhibition? This minor exposes students to international, classic, and independent cinema; internships are also available. It is a natural companion to many majors, including Comparative Cultural Studies, English, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, Journalism, etc.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Cinema Studies?

Cinema has a tremendous influence in the worlds of art, politics, culture, and economics, and film and other forms of visual culture are essential to understanding the politics and practices of representation.

Students gain professional experience by assisting in the development and organization of film series, film festivals, and cinema forums for the university and Flagstaff community.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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