The Literature Program is home to a number of leading scholars in the field of technical media, who address the very idea of the “medium” as a complex dynamic construct that has allowed for both new experiences and new creative and social possibilities. The Film and Media concentration offers you the opportunity to study media in all of its complexity – as a social, technical, historical, and industrial process of communication that is central to the processes of modernization and globalization. This concentration provides an interdisciplinary framework for the critical study of visual, aural, and tactile media central to global culture today.
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Requirements for the “Film and Media” Concentration
- 10 Courses
- LIT201S Gateway to Global Cultural Studies
- LIT301 Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature
- LIT110 Introduction to Film Studies
- LIT316 Film Theory OR LIT317 Media Theory
- Senior Culminating Experience (one of the following: an independent study, a senior seminar, or a graduate-level course, taken during the senior year. These courses must be chosen from the list of core Literature courses, or in the case of an independent study, be undertaken with a core Literature professor. Students pursuing honors may substitute any core Literature course for this requirement).
- 5 additional courses
- At least 2 of these must focus on the study of film and/or media, offered either by Literature or non-Literature faculty,
- At least 2 of these must be core Literature courses from the three domains of inquiry (see below).
Additional Study Pathway: Arts of the Moving Image Certificate
Those interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in the broader field of moving image arts are encouraged to explore the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) Program. Here, students will be able to acquire the AMI Certificate that would strongly compliment the Film and Media concentration of the Major in Global Cultural Studies.