Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Cinema Studies (BA)

The Department offers two concentrations in the Cinema Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program. Students  must elect one of the following: Critical Studies and Production.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  45-55 credits 
Electives  23-33 credits
Total Credits Required  120

Major Requirements: Critical Studies Concentration

CIN 100Introduction to Film(RLA)(CE)

3

CIN 111Video I(RNL)

3

CIN 120Video II(RNL)

3

CIN 210Film Theory(RLA)

4

CIN 220Film History(RLA)

4

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

AND

Twelve credits in Film History, Theory and Aesthetics (FH/T/A) at the 200 level or higher chosen from the following:

CIN 203Chinese Cinema(TALA)(CO)^

4

CIN 204/POL 219Politics, Cinema, Media(TALA)(CO)

4

CIN 206/COM 206African Americans in the Media(RLA)

4

CIN 208/AMS 208/COM 208Latina/o Media(RLA)

4

COM 220History of Radio and Television(RLA)

4

CIN 230American Film and American Myth(RLA)

4

CIN 240Third Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 271Women and Film(RLA)

4

CIN 274Introduction to Screen Writing(RLA)

4

CIN 301Screen Adaptations(RLA)

4

CIN 303Screen Comedy(RLA)

4

CIN 304Nonfiction Film and Television(RLA)

4

CIN 305Film Genres(RLA)

4

CIN 309Electronic Media: Alternative Video Histories(RLA)

4

CIN 325East Asian Popular Culture(RLA)

4

CIN 326/COM 326/EAS 326Japanese Cinema: Theory & History(RLA)

4

CIN 401American Directors Before 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 402American Directors After 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 404French Directors Before 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 405French Directors After 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 406Postwar Italian Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 407European Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 408Global Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 436Screen Writing(RLA)

4

CIN 497Senior Project(RNL)

4

AND

Six credits in Intermediate Production chosen from the following:

CIN 211Cinematography(RNL)

3

CIN 212Documentary Video(RNL)

3

CIN 311Video Workshop(RNL)

3

CIN 312Non-Linear and Multimedia Production(RNL)

3

CIN 314Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking(RNL)

3

CIN 390Media Internship(RNL)

3-4

AND

Remaining Courses

Ten credits of cinema studies courses including seven credits at or above the 300-level

10

OR 

Major Requirements: Production Concentration

CIN 100Introduction to Film(RLA)(CE)

3

CIN 111Video I(RNL)

3

CIN 120Video II(RNL)

3

CIN 210Film Theory(RLA)

4

CIN 220Film History(RLA)

4

 

CIN 497Senior Project(RNL)

4

OR

CIN 390Media Internship(RNL)

3-4

 

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

AND

Twelve credits in Film History, Theory and Aesthetics (FH/T/A) at the 200 level or higher chosen from the following:

CIN 203Chinese Cinema(TALA)(CO)^

4

CIN 204/POL 219Politics, Cinema, Media(TALA)(CO)

4

CIN 206/COM 206African Americans in the Media(RLA)

4

CIN 208/AMS 208/COM 208Latina/o Media(RLA)

4

COM 220History of Radio and Television(RLA)

4

CIN 230American Film and American Myth(RLA)

4

CIN 240Third Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 271Women and Film(RLA)

4

CIN 274Introduction to Screen Writing(RLA)

4

CIN 301Screen Adaptations(RLA)

4

CIN 303Screen Comedy(RLA)

4

CIN 304Nonfiction Film and Television(RLA)

4

CIN 305Film Genres(RLA)

4

CIN 309Electronic Media: Alternative Video Histories(RLA)

4

CIN 325East Asian Popular Culture(RLA)

4

CIN 326/COM 326/EAS 326Japanese Cinema: Theory & History(RLA)

4

CIN 401American Directors Before 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 402American Directors After 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 404French Directors Before 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 405French Directors After 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 406Postwar Italian Cinema(RLA)

4

AND

Six credits in Intermediate Production chosen from the following:

CIN 211Cinematography(RNL)

3

CIN 212Documentary Video(RNL)

3

COM 240Media Workshop: Acting, Directing, and Producing for the Media(RNL)

3

COM 261Television Studio Production(RNL)

3

AND

Twelve credits in Advanced Production chosen from the following:

CIN 311Video Workshop(RNL)

3

CIN 312Non-Linear and Multimedia Production(RNL)

3

CIN 314Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking(RNL)

3

CIN 318Advanced TV Studio Production(RLA)

4

CIN 436Screen Writing(RLA)

4

The production option requires a senior thesis project in the form of a short film or video. A senior thesis project must be approved by a member of the cinema faculty in the semester prior to undertaking the production in a CIN 300 or higher-level production course or independent study.

Total Credit Hours: 45-55

Total Credit Hours: 120

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Ninety (90) credits of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for the Cinema Studies BA.  Film production courses are non-liberal arts and sciences.

Honors

To graduate with honors in Cinema Studies a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in cinema studies courses and must complete an honors thesis or project, which may include the production of a film, approved by a faculty advisor.