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  Apr 15, 2024
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Film and Media Studies

Susan Courtney, Director

Faculty Programs and Courses
Overview Website


The Film and Media Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences devoted to the critical study of moving image culture—its history, theory, and criticism. The major offers crucial knowledge and analytical skills in our increasingly media-saturated culture, as well as the core strengths of a liberal arts education.

Students who might want to major or minor in fillm and media studies, or whose course of study would benefit from knowing how to closely analyze moving images, should begin their course work with FILM 240. FILM 300 is also appropriate for entering students, regardless of major, who want more in-depth knowledge of the history of moving image culture. FILM 180 is designed for nonmajors. All of these courses, as well as our upper-level offerings, can be used to fulfill general education requirements in humanities and the fine arts. Select courses can also satisfy cultural awareness requirements.

In addition to our core faculty listed above, additional faculty offer film and media studies courses in departments throughout the college. For a list of current topics and course descriptions in any given semester, students should consult the “Current Courses” link on the Film and Media Studies Program Web site,

Film and Media Studies




Film and Media Studies