CATALOG • 2009-2010
Film Studies – Minor
For information, contact Dr. James Brancato.
Cedar Crest offers a minor in film studies, which is
the interdisciplinary study of film as an art and medium of communication.
The minor is a collaboration between faculty and programs who have
courses at Cedar Crest College that focus on one or more of the following
aspects of film: film history; film genre study; film and persuasion; film
analysis and critique; film as cultural and socio-historical artifact.
Film studies is rooted in a commitment to the liberal arts, and
especially to the development of critical thinking skills. Courses in
film studies illuminate both the medium of film and also the specific topic
under exploration, and can promote understanding of both historical and
contemporary social and political issues. It can also promote
technological and cultural literacy, as students learn the techniques of
film and video as communicative and persuasive media that help to shape
Courses and Requirements (18 credits total)*
Introduction to Film
History of Cinema
Four Other Courses, Chosen Among the Following
CST 222 Race and Gender in the Media
CST 224 Video Production
CST 240 Topics in Film. Can be taken more
than once after consultation with an advisor to
CST 324 Video Production II
ENG 280 Women Go to the Movies, or How to Read
HIS 220 Film and History
*No more than two courses from a student’s major
may be used to satisfy the requirements for the Film Studies minor.
Communication credits in the Film Studies minor can count toward a
Communication minor, with the following restrictions: approval of advisor;
no more than 6 credits total can count toward both minors.