College of Arts and Letters2017-2018

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.

Careers

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.

Overview

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 18
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional

Purpose Statement
 
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.In the Cinema Studies minor, students learn about international, classic, and independent cinema as they explore the impact of visual technologies, the meanings of media in everyday life, and the significance of historic and modern modes of exhibition. The minor is a natural companion to many majors, including Comparative Cultural Studies, English, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, Journalism, etc.Students also have opportunities to gain professional experience by assisting in the development and organization of film series, film festivals, and cinema forums for the university and Flagstaff community.
 
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the CINE minor will demonstrate and/or gain:

  • knowledge of origins, varieties, and meanings of film, including U.S. and international, classic, independent, and experimental cinema
  • knowledge that film and other forms of visual culture are essential to understanding the politics and practices of representation
  • the ability to conduct film, media and cultural analysis and to express the results in written and/or oral form
  • the ability to explain and assess the impact of visual technologies and the meanings of media in everyday life
  • knowledge about the operation of film series, festivals and forums for the university and Flagstaff communities
  • a basic, hands-on understanding of filmmaking

Details

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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