Jul 20, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Cinema, B.A.

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All students take seven courses (21 credits) in film studies. These seven courses are divided into three groups: Introduction, Grounding, and Study in Depth. All students take a further five courses (15 credits) from a fourth group titled Self-Definition. These final five courses may be taken either in film studies, in film/TV production, or in a combination of the two. All students who successfully complete these requirements are eligible for a B.A. in cinema; there are no formal tracks in the major.

General Education Requirements (A&S)

In addition to major requirements, students must meet the General Education Requirements that correlate to their degree.

Major GPA and Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses required to complete the major. All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Requirements for the Major

Required credits: 36

All cinema majors must take:

Group I: Introduction

(one course, 3 credits)

Group II: Grounding

(three courses chosen from the following four, 9 credits)

Group III: Study in Depth

(three courses chosen from the following five, 9 credits)

Group IV: Self-Definition

(five courses chosen from below, 15 credits)

After completing the first three groups of requirements, a cinema student is expected to make a mature and informed decision on how best to complete the major. Some will wish to select courses in film/TV production, while others will continue with film studies, and yet others will combine these two options. Because the specific content varies from semester to semester, CIN 311 , CIN 312 , CIN 313 , CIN 314 , and CIN 330  may be repeated for credit. As long as the student does not repeat content from Group III, the following courses in film studies may be counted toward the completion of the major:

Film and television production courses

The following courses in film and television production may also be counted toward the completion of the major:

Additional Information:

Departmental policy requires that for all upper-division courses, there will be a substantial writing requirement of at least 3,000 words, which will vary in format depending on the nature of each course. Courses counting toward the major must be taken for a letter grade; they may not be taken Pass/No Pass.