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.
Requirements for the “Film and Media” Concentration
- 10 Courses
- LIT201 Intro to Global Cultural Studies
- LIT 301S Theory Today: Introduction to the Study of Literature
- LIT110 Introduction to Film Studies
- LIT 110 is primary to AMI and as such may be taught by faculty unaffiliated with The Program in Literature.
- LIT316 Film Theory OR LIT317 Media Theory
- Please note that LIT 316 or LIT 317 must be taught by faculty with appointments in Literature.
- Senior culminating experience completed in the senior year in one of the following three formats. The instructor/supervisor of the course/project chosen from the three options below must be faculty with an appointment in Literature.
- LIT 393 Research Independent Study, producing a significant research paper of 15-20 pages subject to review by both the study supervisor and DUS, OR
- Graduate-level Course Numbered 500-699, OR
- Completed Honors Thesis Track, including both completed seminars LIT 495 and LIT 496, along with a successful panel-reviewed defense
- 5 additional courses
- At least 2 of these must focus on the study of film and/or media, offered by faculty with or without appointments in Literature.
- At least 2 of these must be core Literature courses among three domains of inquiry taught by faculty with appointments in Literature.
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.
Domains of Inquiry
Keep in mind that of the courses listed below, only courses taught by faculty who have appointments in Literature will count as Core Courses toward our Major, Minor, or Film and Media Concentration.