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Global Media Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2017

Exclusions:

The minor in Global Media Studies is not open to students with a major in the Department of Film, Television, and Media.

Advising

Students who may be interested in a major in Film, Television, and Media are encouraged to consult with a department advisor. Appointments are scheduled online.

Grade Policies

A minimum grade of C– or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the requirements for the Global Media Studies Minor.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits (and five courses), with at least two courses at the 300-level or above:

  1. Required Core Courses: seven credits from the following:
    FTVM / RCHUMS 150 (FTVM / RCHUMS 236): Introduction to Film, Television, and Media
    One of the following: FTVM 351, 352, or 353.
  2. Electives. 3 electives, at least 2 of which must be from the approved list of Non-US, Transnational, Comparative Film/Media courses.  A third course may be from Non U.S., Transnational, Comparative Film/Media or U.S. Media.

Non U.S., Transnational, Comparative Film/Media

  • AMCULT 380, 346, 420
  • ASIAN 245,440, 458, 475
  • AAS 232, 440, 442, 470
  • COMM 251
  • CZECH 315
  • GERMAN 172, 330, 333, 346
  • JUDAIC 250
  • POLISH 314
  • RCHUMS 312, 313
  • SLAVIC 312, 313
  • SPANISH 420
  • FTVM 232, 245, 250, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 320, 324, 332, 333, 346, 358, 361, 379 (only if elected WN20 or later), 380, 420, 422, 440, 441, 442, 458, 470, 475, 485
  • FTVM 366, sections titled:
    • "Science Fiction in Film, TV & Popular Culture";
    • "Recent US Wars in Film & TV";
    • "Adaptations";
    • "Amateur Cinema";
    • "Nazi Cinema";
    • "Documentaries: From Vietnam to Iraq";
    • "East Asian Horror";
    • "Hollywood, Vietnam, & the Gulf";
    • "Television Genres";
    • "Race, Ethnicity, and the Media";
    • "Authorship in Film and Media";
    • "Magic and Moving Image";
    • "Documentary Cinema";
    • "Subtitling";
    • "Cinema Babel: Subtitling & Dubbing";
    • "Television Cities, Spaces & People";
    • "Sex and Media";
    • "Sex in Media"
  • FTVM 455 sections titled:
    • "Dialogue of Violence";
    • "TV Genres";
    • "Religion in Film";
    • "Philosophy of Film";
    • "Hollywood, Vietnam, Gulf Wars";
    • "The War Film";
    • "Cult, Camp, and Exploitation Cinema";
    • "Speaking with Ghosts: Mediums and New Media";
    • "Media Cultural Theory";
    • "Cinema of the Pacific War";
    • "Dialogues of Violence: WWII and Cinema"
  • PHIL 440
  • WGS / FTVM 361 (FTVM / WOMENSTD 361)

 U.S. media

  • AMCULT 334, 351, 490
  • FTVM 202, 316, 325, 330, 331, 334, 354, 355, 365, 367, 368, 381, 435 (335), 451, 460, 461
  • FTVM 366 sections titled:
    • "Sex, Society & Censorship in Classical Hollywood";
    • "Fan Cultures and Popular Media";
    • "Self as Subject";
    • "TV Sports Programming";
    • "The Road Movie & American Culture";
    • "Media Spaces";
    • "Stardom & Ethnicity in US Cinema";
    • "Race, Ethnicity, & Stardom in US Cinema";
    • "The Situation Comedy";
    • "Fiction into Film";
    • "The Horror Film after Psycho";
    • "Film Noir";
    • "3-D Viewing";
    • "Exploitation Cinema";
    • "Countercultures, Subcultures, & Mass Media";
    • "Race Ethnicity & Stardom in Hollywood";
    • "Cult, Camp, Art & Exploitation";
    • "Television Genres: Cult TV";
    • "Motor City Movies" 
  • FTVM 455 sections titled:
    • "Contemporary Film Industry";
    • "Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema";
    • "The Horror Film after Psycho";
    • "Science Fiction in Film";
    • "Internet as Popular Culture";
    • "Musicals: In and Out of Hollywood";
    • "Media Effects Topics";
    • "Video Games, Cultures & Contexts";
    • "American Independent Cinema";
    • "Film Noir";
    • "Zombies! Exhuming the Undead in American Culture" 

Constraints

  • Independent Studies (FTVM 499) may not be used toward the minor.
  • Students may not use more than one course to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor.

Global Media Studies (Minor) (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017)

Effective Fall 2016

Exclusions:

The minor in Global Media Studies is not open to students with a major in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

Advising

Students who may be interested in a major in Screen Arts and Cultures are encouraged to consult with a department advisor. Appointments are scheduled online.

Grade Policies

A minimum grade of C– or better must be achieved in any course taken to satisfy the requirements for the Global Media Studies Minor.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least 16 credits (and five courses), to be chosen from the following three categories as stated below, with at least two courses at the 300-level or above:

  1. Required Core Courses: seven credits from the following:
    1. SAC 236 The Art of the Film
    2. One of the following: SAC 351, 352, or 353.
  2. Electives. Students should take at least two of their elective courses at the 300 level or higher. Students are prohibited in the Category A of this minor from taking more than one course grounded in any single national cinema.
    1. Moving Image Media in National & Regional Contexts. Two courses totaling at least six credits are to be chosen from the following approved electives, with no more than one course centered on U.S. media or in a single, non-U.S. national cinema
      • U.S. media
        • AMCULT 334, 351, 490
        • SAC 334, 355, 365, 366 (approved topics), 367, 368, 381, FTVM 435 (SAC 335), 450, 451, 460
      • Non U.S. media
        • AMCULT 420
        • ASIAN 245, 475
        • AAS 232, 440
        • GERMAN 172, 330, 331
        • RCHUMS 312, 313
        • SLAVIC 312, 313
        • SPANISH 420
        • SAC 232, 245, 358, 440, 441, 455 (approved topics), FTVM 379 (only if elected WN20 or later)
  3. Comparative Media Studies. One course of at least three credits to be chosen from among the following approved electives:
    • SAC 361, 366 (approved topics), 380, 420, 422, 442, 455 (approved topics), 470, 485
    • AMCULT 380
    • ASIAN 440
    • AAS 232, 442, 470
    • PHIL 440
    • WOMENSTD 361

Constraints

Independent Studies (SAC 499) may not be used toward the minor.

Students may not use more than one course to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor.

At least two courses must be at the 300-level or above

Global Media Studies Minor (Spring 2006 - Summer 2016)

Effective Date: Spring 2006-Summer 2016; Course list additions Winter 2014

The  minor in Global Media Studies is not open to students with a major in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures. 

Students interested in the minor in Global Media Studies should develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with one of Screen Arts and Cultures' designated advisors. Appointments are scheduled online.

The Global Media Studies minor exists for students interested in the study of film and electronically based visual media as national, regional, and global phenomena. This course of study is intended to aid students in obtaining culturally specific as well as cross-cultural understanding of the global impact of moving image media. The minor contributes to an understanding of the unique qualities of textual expression derived from specific cultural and historical contexts as well as to effects of more globalized developments in media technology, narrative and stylistic forms. Students will have the opportunity to study specific cultural modes of media production and reception including, but not limited to,the familiar U.S. cultural/industrial model. The coursework in this minor provides students with the opportunity to reflect on the expansive geographical scope and cultural diversity of film and moving image electronic media (television, single-camera video, digital).

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits (and five courses), to be chosen from the following three categories as stated below, with at least two courses at the 300-level or above:

  1. Required Core Courses: seven credits from the following:
    1. SAC 236 The Art of the Film
    2. One of the following: SAC 351, 352, or 353.
  2. Electives. Students should take at least two of their elective courses at the 300 level or higher. Students are prohibited in the Category A of this minor from taking more than one course grounded in any single national cinema. 
    1. Moving Image Media in National & Regional Contexts. Two courses totaling at least six credits are to be chosen from the following approved electives, with no more than one course centered on U.S. media or in a single, non-U.S. national cinema
      • U.S. media
        • AMCULT 334, 351, 490
        • SAC 334, 355, 365, 366 (approved topics), 367, 368, 381, 450, 451, 460
      • Non U.S. media
        • AMCULT 420
        • ASIAN 245, 475
        • CAAS 232, 440
        • GERMAN 172, 330, 331
        • RCHUMS 312, 313
        • SLAVIC 312, 313
        • SPANISH 420
        • SAC 232, 245, 358 (effective Winter 2016), 440, 441, 455 (approved topics)
    2. Comparative Media Studies. One course of at least three credits to be chosen from among the following approved electives:
      • SAC 361, 366 (approved topics), 380, 420, 422, 442, 455 (approved topics), 470, 485
      • AMCULT 380
      • ASIAN 440
      • CAAS 232, 442, 470
      • PHIL 440
      • WOMENSTD 361

Independent Studies (SAC 499) may not be used toward the minor. 

Students may not use more than one course to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor.