To satisfy the requirements for the minor in Film Studies, the student must complete:

FST-202: Introduction to Reading Film

This course examines the distinctive ways that film conveys and generates meaning and provides tools to critically analyze films by examining the basics of film form, style (mise-en-scène, camera angle and movement, editing, and sound), and genre. The course also will explore the characteristic features of--as well as alternatives to--the "classical Hollywood style," a series of formal and narrative conventions present in films as distinct as Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) and John Ford's 1939 western, Stagecoach.

Film Studies qualified courses:

Below is the most recent list of courses that count toward the Film Studies Minor. For course descriptions, please see listings under individual departments in the Furman Course Catalog. On occasion, special topics courses are offered that also satisfy the requirements for the minor. For a list of the FST-qualified courses being offered in any given semester, see the "Course Listings" on the Academic Records website. (Under the "Department" heading, choose "Film Studies.")

Understanding Modern Japanese Society through Films (conducted in English) (VP/WC)
Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, and Beyond (VP/WC)
Visual Anthropology (VP/WC)
Media in Asia (VP/WC)
Chinese Film (conducted in English) (VP/WC)
Media Criticism
Race, Class and Gender in Media
Italian Film
Studies in Mass Communication​
Writing for Film and Television
Gender in South Asian Literature and Film (TA/WC)
Heavenly Creatures: Stardom and Identity (TA)
Screening Film Noir (TA)
Shakespeare on Film and in Production (TA)
Film Analysis (TA)
South Asian Cultural Studies: Literature and Film (TA/WC)
French Cinema (conducted in French) (VP)
Great Film Directors
FYW-1161 Contemporary Issues on Film
GRM-338 History of German Cinema
GRM-466 Nazi Cinema and Culture
JPN-225 Japanese Cinema (VP/WC)
MLL-235 French Cinema (conducted in English) (VP)
MLL-236 Nazi Cinema and Culture (conducted in English) (VP)

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