The Film Studies Minor 

Film Studies Minor

Mission Statement

Courses for Summer and Fall 2010 Join us at the film festival!
The film minor at the University of West Georgia is designed to educate and inspire students interested in film. The addition of a film minor to the curriculum will complement the University of West Georgia’s strong liberal arts tradition. The minor consists of a series of courses from departments including English and Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mass Communications and Theatre Arts, and Psychology. These courses are designed to provide students with a solid background in the history, technical analysis, aesthetics and cultural significance of film. As an interdisciplinary minor, film studies encourages students to explore further the rich and diverse aesthetic, philosophical, historical, and cultural expressions articulated in films.

Summer Film Courses
50357      FILM      2080      01D      3.00      Intro to the Art of Film
JUN 07, 2010      JUN 29, 2010  MTWRF  12:30- 02:45 pm    Hum 208
Session III This course is partially online. Students are required to attend on the first and last class periods June 7th and 29th and on three exam dates, June 11th, 18th and 25th from 12:30 to 2:45 in HUM 208. These 5 class sessions are mandatory.

50423      FILM  3200   N01      3.00      Screenwriting
JUL 02, 2010    JUL 27, 2010   MTWRF   08:00 - 10:15 pm    Munr 105
Students will meet for first session. Session IV.
This course is between 95-100% online - see notes above or instructor for more info

50351      ENGL  4109   01   3.00      Film as Literature
MAY 17, 2010    JUN 01, 2010   MTWRF  1:00 - 04:25 pm   TLC  1116

Fall Film Courses

80573      FILM      2080      01      3.00      Intro to the Art of Film    
MW      02:00 pm - 03:15 pm      Human       133
80574      FILM      2080      02      3.00      Intro to the Art of Film    
TR      05:30 pm - 06:45 pm      Paffrd      208
81822      FILM      2100      01      3.00      History and Theory of Film    
MW      02:00 pm - 03:15 pm      TLC       1116
82179      COMM      3356      01      3.00   Film and Culture
R          05:30 - 08:00 pm        Pafford 109
80448      ENGL      4109      01W      3.00      Film as Literature     
MW      12:30 pm - 01:45 pm      Paffrd      105

80552   ENGL   4385     01W      3.00      Special Topics: American Noir
MW      12:30 pm - 01:45 pm      Human       208
81836      SPAN      4200      02      3.00      Hispanic Film and Literature
W      05:30 pm - 08:00 pm      Cobb H      130
80521      THEA      3290      01      3.00      Costume Design I     
TR      12:30 pm - 01:45 pm      M Munr      111
            Technology enhanced course.

Film festival

Core Minor Courses

Buster Keaton Introduction to the Art of Film, FILM 2080
In this course students will consider the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. We will watch a wide range of films from a variety of countries and historical moments in film history. Students will have the chance to explore issues such as framing, photographic space, film shot, editing, sound, genre, narrative form, acting style, and lighting in the context of wider discussions of the weekly films. This course assumes no prior knoweldge of film studies.

Peeping Tom History and Theory of Film, FILM 2100

This course will explore major developments in film history and criticism. Students will become familiar with several different film movements in the development of the art form and will be introduced to basic ideas in film theory. Through a variety of film movements and historical periods, students will develop an understanding of the cultural, industrial, and political contexts for some of most significant debates about film. Specific topics covered will include Russian formalism, the history of classical Hollywood cinema, the French New Wave, recent global cinemas, as well as alternatives to Hollywood in the United States.

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Minor Course of Study

E-mail Dr. Brickman at

or visit the English Department office to fill out the minor declaration form.

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