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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film and Media Studies, Undergraduate Minor


About the Film and Media Studies Undergraduate Minor Program


The interdisciplinary minor in film and media studies allows students to focus on the history and criticism of film and media while encouraging courses in multiple disciplines. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the minor complements many majors and allows students to learn about the cinema cultures of diverse countries and language groups. It offers students the freedom to explore such questions as the role of media in historical and social change, issues of media preservation, the relationship between technology and artistic expression, the relationship of media to cognition, and the study of film as a means of appreciating cultural diversity.

Although the curriculum focuses on film, courses in other media such as television, radio, photography, sound recording, video games, digital art, or media industries also can apply to the minor. Students who are seeking professional training in media production will be encouraged to pursue those interests through cooperative programs in the College of Media & Communication  and/or the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts .

The minor in film and media studies requires 18 credit hours taken from courses in at least three departments. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must take at least 6 hours from upper-division courses. Students should consult with the director concerning course selection and progress toward the minor. For details on eligible courses, visit www.depts.ttu.edu/english/undergrad_info/FMS_minor.php.

Contact: Dr. Allison Whitney, Department of English, 806.742.2501, allison.whitney@ttu.edu