Cinema Studies, Minor
Department of Comparative Cultural Studies
College of Arts and Letters
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.
A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 - 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.
Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than fifty percent of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||18|
|Fieldwork Experience/Internship||Fieldwork Experience/Internship may be required by chosen emphasis or offered as an option.|
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. Through its focus on Cinema as a culture product and popular means of historical expression, the minor is a natural companion to many majors, including Comparative Cultural Studies, English, Creative Media & Film, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Strategic Communication, 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
Take the following 18 units:
- CINE 267, CINE 268, CINE 283
- CCS 250*
- CMF 121, CMF 122, CMF 321, CMF 322, CMF 382
- ENG 366W
- FYS 121*
- HON 340*, HON 391*
- CINE 232, CINE 380, CINE 383*, CINE 394
- CCJ 215, CCJ 314
- CMF 330W, CMF 482
- ENG 467
- ES 200, ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, ES 391*, ES 392*
- FYS 121*
- HUM 344, HUM 370, HUM 382*
- LAN 350
- PHI 325*
- REL 365
- SOC 301*
- SPA 354
- WGS 180
*Denotes topics courses; only the topics related to Cinema Studies are approved for the minor. Please consult with your advisor.
At least 6 units must be upper-division.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.