Requirements for the Major in Cinema and Cultural Studies

The major in Cinema and Cultural Studies leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. All courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Twenty-one credits for the major must be earned in courses numbered 300 or higher.

Completion of the major requires 39 credits.

A. Core Courses

CCS 101 Introduction to Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 201 Writing about Culture
CCS 301 Theorizing Cinema and Culture
CCS 401Senior Seminar in Cinema and Cultural Studies

B. Courses in Cinema

1. Required:

HUM 201 Film Genres and
HUM 202Film History

2. One other lower-division course from the following:

CLT 235 American Pluralism in Film and Literature
HUF 211 French Cinema
HUG 221 German Cinema Since 1945
HUI 231 Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
HUR 241 Russian Cinema
THR 117Media Analysis and Culture

3. Three upper-division courses from the following:

CCS 311 Gender and Genre in Film
CCS 312 Cinema and the Ancient World
CCS 324 Jazz and American Culture
CCS 390 Latin American Cinema
CCS 391 Contemporary African Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 392 American Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 393 European Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 394 Asian Cinema and Cultural Studies
CCS 487 Independent Research
CCS 488 Internship
CLT 335 Interdisciplinary Study of Film
SPN 420 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Cinema
THR 403 Media Theory and Criticism

C. Courses in Cultural Studies

1. Texts and Contexts. One course from the following:

CCS 325 Culture in Context
CCS 326 Social and Cultural Theory
CLL 315 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greek Literature
CLT 330 Literary Genres
CLT 361 Literature and Society
CLT 362 Literature and Ideas
CLT 363 Literature and the Arts
CLT 391 African Comparative Literature
CLT 392 Multicultural Comparative Literature
CLT 393 European Comparative Literature
CLT 394Asian Comparative Literature

2. Visual Culture. One course from the following:

ARH 322 American Art Since 1947
ARH 329/AFH 339 Arts of the African Diaspora
ARH 331 American Art to 1890
ARH 333 Arts for the Public
ARH 335 History of Photography
ARH 342Art of the 20th Century

3. Digital Culture. One course from the following:

ARS 317/MUS 317/THR 317 Interactive Media, Performance, and Installation
ARS 318/MUS 318/THR 318 Movies: Shoot, Edit, Score
ARS 325 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Print
ARS 326 Theory and Practice of Digital Art: Video
ARS 327 Web Art, Design, and Culture
ARS 425 Advanced Digital Arts
CCS 313 Television Studies
CCS 395 Digital Cultural Studies
CCS 396 Video and Computer Game History
CCS 397 Video and Computer Game Culture
MUS 300 Music, Technology, and Digital Culture
MUS 340 Introduction to Music Technology
MUS 437 Electronic Music

D. Upper-Division Writing Requirement

All students are required to write a term paper for CCS 301, which is evaluated by the instructor for its evidence of upper-division writing ability. Students whose writing is judged satisfactory will have fulfilled the upper-division writing requirement. Stu­dents who do not fulfill the requirement in CCS 301 must submit to the major advisor, no later than the first semester of the senior year, a portfolio of papers written for subsequent upper-division courses taken for the major and must achieve an evaluation of satisfactory on the portfolio.

Notes:

1. Only three credits of CCS 487, Independent Study, or CCS 488, Internship, may be used to satisfy major requirements.
2. Students should consider the prerequisites to upper-division courses for the major when choosing elective and D.E.C. courses.
3. Other relevant courses may be substituted for major requirements with permission of the undergraduate program director.

Minor

The minor in Cinema and Cultural Studies is designed to provide a broad over­view of film and culture and to complement most majors in the arts and sciences.

Requirements for the Minor in Cinema and Cultural Studies (CCS)

All courses for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

A. CCS 101 Introduction to Cinema and Cultural Studies or CCS 201 Writing about Culture
B. HUM 201 Film Genres or HUM 202 Film History
C. CCS 301 Theorizing Cinema and Culture
D. Two courses from the following: ARH 322, ARH 329, ARH 331, ARH 333, ARH 335, ARH 342, ARS 317/MUS 317/THR 317, ARS 318/MUS 318/THR 318, ARS 325, ARS 326, ARS 327, ARS 425, MUS 300, MUS 340, MUS 347, CCS 313, CCS 324, CCS 395, CCS 396, CCS 397CLL 315, CLT 361, CLT 362, CLT 363, CLT 391, CLT 392, CLT 393, CLT 394, MUS 300, MUS 340
E. Six credits from the following: CCS 311, CCS 312, CCS 325, CCS 326, CCS 390, CCS 391, CCS 392, CCS 393, CCS 394, CCS 401, CCS 487, CCS 488, CLT 330, CLT 335, HUS 390, SPN 420

Notes:
1. Only one course from CCS 487 or CCS 488 may be used to satisfy Requirement E.
2. Students should consider the prerequisites to upper-division courses for the minor when choosing elective and D.E.C. courses.
3. Other relevant courses may be substituted for minor requirements in consultation with the minor director.

Honors Program

Students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.50 in the major and 3.00 overall may attempt the degree in Cinema and Cultural Studies with honors. Students should apply for the honors program at the end of their junior year.  The student must find a faculty member affiliated with the program to act as sponsor and, with written approval of the sponsor, submit a written proposal for an honors thesis or honors project to the Undergraduate Program Director. If the honors thesis or project is judged to be completed with distinction and the student has achieved a 3.50 g.p.a. in all courses for the Cinema and Cultural Studies major taken during the senior year, honors are conferred. Course credit for the honors thesis or project is given under CCS 495.