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History, Politics & Society

Minors

Film Studies Minor

The Film Studies Minor is a multi-disciplinary, humanities-based minor exploring various aspects of cinema, including but not exclusive to:  applied skills in the fields of photography, story-boarding, editing, scriptwriting, and acting; cultural analysis of genres, directors, styles, historical influences, and national cinemas; and, critical and theoretical schools of thought regarding film analysis and interpretation.

Required: 28 units (12 upper division), including:

  • ARTS 255: Photography
  • HIST 232:  History & Aesthetics of Cinema
  • HIST 432:  Social & Critical Movements in Film

8 units from “Applied Skills”:

  • ARTS 117:  Creative Visual Thinking
  • ARTS 224:  Drawing
  • ARTS 355:  Photography Workshop
  • ARTS 394D:  Final Cut Pro Video
  • COMM/ENGL 405D:  Screenwriting
  • COMM/DRAM/ENGL 246E:  Introduction to Acting

8 units from “Cultural Analysis”:

  • COMM/ENGL 466:  Topics in Film
  • HIST 270A:  World Cinema-Asia
  • HIST 270B:  World Cinema-Europe
  • HIST 430DD:  Gender and Film
  • HIST/SOCI 430X:  Border Conflicts in Popular Imagination
  • HIST 430Z:  Hollywood & American History

     

Gender Studies

28 units (12 upper division), including HIST 366

  • COMM 344
  • HIST 273, 430D, 430P
  • PSYC 314
  • RELE 459 A
  • SOCI 418

   

History 

28 units (12 upper division), including HPSC 275

  • 12 units from the following courses
  • HIST 105, 273
  • HPSC 104, 106, 274
  • 12 units chosen with departmental advisor

     

Latin American studies 

28 units (16 upper division), including:

  • HIST 354, 355
  • HPSC 275
  • 16 units from the following courses:
  • ANTH 325A
  • HIST 430L , 430M, 440C
  • SPAN 348, 428

      

Politics

28 units (12 upper division), including:

  • HPSC 274, 275
  • PLSC 374 or HIST 366
  • PLSC 316 or 474
  • 12 units chosen with departmental advisor

   

Sociology

28 units (16 upper division) including:

  • HPSC 106
  • SOCI 104, 404, 414
  • 12 units from the following courses:
  • ANTH 325
  • HIST 273, 430D
  • HPSC 275
  • SOCI 314, 374

       

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