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Minor in English, Film Studies

The minor in film studies provides the skills for understanding film in its aesthetic, popular, and ideological dimensions. Students with a minor in film studies will have a knowledge of film history, theory of film, genres and authorship, interpretive approaches to films, and film as a cultural artifact.

A minor in Film Studies (FILM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • One course may be shared between the English minor and the English major.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html


  • FILM-C 292: Introduction to Film (3 cr.)

Electives-choose twelve credit hours (12 cr.) from the following list:

  • COMM-M 373: Film and Video Documentary (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 260: Film Criticism (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 302: Screenwriting (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 350: Film Noir (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 351: Musicals (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 352: Biopics (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 361: Hollywood Studio Era: 1930-1949 (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 362: Hollywood in the 1950s (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 380: French Cinema (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 390: The Film and Society: Topics (Variable Title) (3 cr.)*
  • FILM-C 391: The Film: Theory and Aesthetics (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 392: Genre Study of Film (Variable Title) (3 cr.)*
  • FILM-C 393: History of European and American Films I (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 394: History of European and American Films II (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 491: Authorship and Cinema (Variable Title) (3 cr.)
  • FILM-C 493: Film Adaptations of Literature (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 370: German Cinema (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 371: Der deutsche Film (3 cr.)                                                                                   

*FILM-C 390 and FILM-C 392 may be repeated for credit with different topics

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.