Film Studies—Interdisciplinary Minor

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Film Studies—Interdisciplinary Minor

The film studies program is an interdisciplinary minor designed to aid students in developing a broad understanding of the history of film, an awareness of film language used by filmmakers, and a critical viewing ability. The faculty for the program have been drawn from the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, English and History and bring a variety of experience and perspectives to the study of film.

Students interested in the film studies program should contact Department of English Chair Janie Hinds, 211 Hartwell Hall, (585) 395-2503, or

The film studies minor requires the completion of 16 credits as follows:

Number Courses Credits
ENL 200 The Art of the Film 3
FLM 301 Theory and Criticism of Film
(Offered as Directed Study)
FLM 302 Documentary and Experimental Film 3
One course under the category Film and Society, by advisement 3
Additional Film Studies courses, by advisement 6
Total: 16

*NOTE: Student may substitute courses in video or film production (e.g. ART 415, CMC 348) for the documentary requirement. See Film Studies advisor for approval.

Film Studies Courses

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Last Updated 7/21/22