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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Studies Minor

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The film studies minor offers students the opportunity to gain an informed understanding of the sophisticated medium of film, its language and history. Courses cover critical writing about cinema, creative screenwriting, the evolution of Hollywood movies, international cinema and film in its cultural context. The film studies minor makes a valuable complement to a range of undergraduate majors.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your CLAS advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for the film studies minor.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) ENGL credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to the major
  4. Students must complete all minor courses taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C- (1.7). Students cannot complete minor course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 9 ENGL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Students are strongly advised to take ENGL 2250, Introduction to Film, before taking other film courses.
  2. Students are advised to fulfill the liberal arts and sciences core curriculum writing requirements before enrolling in upper-division topics in film courses.
  3. No more than two online film studies courses can be counted toward the minor.
  4. Courses in a minor cannot be counted toward the English major or English Writing major; consult an English advisor for substitutions.

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