Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Film Studies, Minor (358)

Program Coordinator

Theodore R. Hovet, ted.hovet@wku.edu, (270) 745-5782

Program Requirements (21 hours)

FILM 201Introduction to the Cinema3
ENG/FILM 366History of Narrative Film3
ENG/FILM 465Film Genres3
Select four of the following:12
Visual Anthropology
Ethnographic Video Production 1
Digital Video Production and Distribution 1
BCOM 394
Problems in Mass Communication
Documentary Film
Topics in Scriptwriting
Film Adaptation
Film Theory
Directed Study in English
Politics and Film
Acting for the Camera
Film Industry and Aesthetics
Introduction to World Cinema
Special Topics in Film (repeatable for credit)
Screenwriting I
Feature Screenwriting
Topics in World Cinema
Total Hours21

The minor in Film Studies will give students an opportunity to study several aspects of cinema in an organized, in-depth manner. Because it is an interdisciplinary minor, it will allow students to examine film from a variety of perspectives. Completing this minor will give students a strong background in media history and literacy and in the critical analysis of film.