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Cinema and Media Studies, Minor

Requirements

Cinema Studies focuses on analyzing film and the screen arts as some of the most important cultural productions of the twenty-first century. Students approach movies as cultural texts and gain an understanding of the social, political, historical, and industrial contexts that produce cinema. The minor broadens students' knowledge of how these texts shape and are shaped by culture. As an interdisciplinary program, cinema studies draws on faculty expertise from various disciplines and includes global and historical perspectives. The minor also builds personal knowledge and professional competencies.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
  2. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits
  CINE 2150 Critical Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
 or ENGL 2150 Critical Introduction to Cinema Studies (3.0)  
  CINE 3150 Cinema and Television Theory 3
or ENGL 3150 Cinema and Television Theory (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:   3
  CINE 2311 Film History I  
  THEA 2311 Film History I (3.0)  
  CINE 2312 Film History II  
  THEA 2312 Film History II (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
In addition to the 9 core requirements, students must complete an additional 9 hours of advisor-approved electives. Six (6) of the 9 hours must be upper-division (see coordinator for a list of approved electives).  9

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  2. Residency hours--minimum of 12 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2150 Critical Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
or CINE 2150 Critical Introduction to Cinema Studies  
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 are required for ENGL/CINE 2150
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CINE 2311 or THEA 2311 or CINE 2312 or THEA 2312 Film History I or Film History II 3
Cinema Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of THEA 1023 or ENGL 2150 are required for CINE/THEA 2311 or CINE/THEA 2312; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including communication, English, history, political science, Chinese studies, Russian Studies, theater, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3150 Film Theory 3
or CINE 3150 Film Theory  
Cinema Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of ENGL 2150 or CINE 2150 are required for ENGL/CINE 3150; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including communication, English, history, political science, Chinese studies, Russian Studies, theater, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Cinema Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including communication, English, history, political science, Chinese studies, Russian Studies, theater, etc. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 18

Department

English and Literature

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