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Film has served as a central entertainment medium in our culture for more than a century. It has influenced how we think and how we perceive, perhaps even who we are. Early films can tell us much about how generations have thought in the past, while contemporary films comment upon the social, economic, or cultural issues of the day. The study of film also challenges us to understand the specific contexts in which films have been conceived, produced, distributed and consumed, as well as the messages and ideologies that viewers absorb while watching a film. The Film Studies minor, then, offers students an opportunity to sharpen their analytical skills while learning about an exciting and often demanding medium.
Student must complete four courses from among the following: ENG 230: Film Analysis and History ENG 335: Film Genres and Genders ENG 380: Literary and Cultural Interpretation COM 304: Media TheoryIn addition to the courses listed above, selected Topics courses across the curriculum related to film studies may also be used in satisfying requirements in the minor (these courses need approval of the minor area director.)
For more information, contact Michael G. CorneliusChair, English and Mass CommunicationsWilson College1015 Philadelphia AvenueChambersburg, PA 17201(717) 264-4141, ext. email@example.com