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Minor in Film Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies will prepare you to think and write critically about film and media from multiple perspectives. Through this minor, you will have opportunities to pursue analyses of the aesthetic, cultural, economic, technological, and international dimensions of film. 

A major goal of the program is to connect your major field of study with an understanding of film’s cultural and social significance. Drawing from the expertise of affiliated faculty across the liberal arts, the minor can be tailored to your interests. 

Declare a Minor in Film Studies

Curriculum

The minor offers courses in the history, criticism, and theory of film and media. The foundational courses set the stage for advanced courses in Film.

CourseTitleHours
FILM 251/ENGL 251Introduction to Film Analysis3
FILM 299History of Film3
FILM 300–4993
FILM 481Seminar in Film Studies3

Choose one of the following:

CourseTitleHours
FILM 300–4993
HIST 460American Society and Culture Since 18773
SPAN 410Hispanic Film3
SPAN 414Mexican Cinema and Culture3

For more information about program requirements for the minor, consult the Texas A&M Undergraduate Catalog.

Careers

The Film Studies minor supports student development for any career field because it provides opportunities to obtain skills that are critical to success in today’s workplaces: 

The minor in Film Studies builds foundational skills for student success, leadership in the workplace, future graduate studies, and becoming an informed citizen.