Film and Media Studies Minor
The Film and Media Studies Program brings together faculty and students from across the University who are interested in thinking about film and media within a broad intellectual framework. Students in this interdisciplinary program acquire critical tools for analyzing traditional and new media, as well as knowledge of some crucial historical and interpretive problems raised by the study of media within the context of the humanities and social sciences. Students who minor in film and media studies are encouraged to participate in the rich and varied media offerings of the University, including film series and individual film screenings, workshops, performances, exhibitions, and presentations by invited speakers. Students must formally apply to minor in film and media studies in the School of Communication’s Department of Radio/Television/Film.
The minor is open to all Northwestern undergraduates except Radio/Television/Film majors.
Minor Requirements (6 units)
All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.
- RTVF 220-0 Analyzing Media Texts
- 5 additional units of credit with a primary emphasis on film and/or media studies, chosen from the following and including at least 3 at the 300 level.
|RTVF 298-0||Studies in Media Topics|
|RTVF 310-0||Television History|
|RTVF 312-1||History of Film I|
|RTVF 312-2||History of Film II|
|RTVF 313-1||Doc Film History & Criticism|
|RTVF 313-2||Documentary Film & Video|
|RTVF 314-0||History of the Recording Industry|
|RTVF 315-0||Audio Drama|
|RTVF 316-0||Media and Cultural Theory|
|RTVF 321-0||Radio/Tv/Film Authorship|
|RTVF 322-0||Radio/Television/Film Genre|
|RTVF 325-0||Film, Media & Gender|
|RTVF 326-0||Film & TV Criticism|
|RTVF 330-0||Culture Industries|
|RTVF 341-0||Technological Innovations|
|RTVF 345-0||History of Hollywood Cinema|
|RTVF 351-0||National Cinema|
|RTVF 353-0||Film, Media, and Globalization|
|RTVF 398-0||Symposium: Issues in RTVF|
|COMM_ST 270-0||Theories of Mediated Communication|
|COMM_ST 274-0||Power in Entertainment|
|COMM_ST 275-0||Persuasive Images: Rhetoric of Popular Culture|
|COMM_ST 373-0||News Media and American Society|
|ASIAN_LC 224-0||Introduction to Japanese Film, Media, and Visual Culture|
|CLASSICS 245-0||Classics and the Cinema|
|ENGLISH 214-0||Introduction to Film and Its Literatures|
|ENGLISH 386-0||Studies in Literature and Film|
|COMP_LIT 305-0||Studies in Film, Media, and Visual Culture|
|FRENCH 375-0||French Film|
|GERMAN 228-0||German Film|
|ITALIAN 251-0||Introduction to Italian Cinema|
|ITALIAN 351-0||Italian Film and Transnational Cinema|
|RELIGION 371-0||Religion and Film|
|SLAVIC 267-0||Czech Culture: Film, Visual Arts & Music|
|SLAVIC 367-1||Russian Film|
|SLAVIC 367-2||Russian Film|
The following are topics courses and may only count with advisor approval when the primary emphasis of the course is film or media studies.
|ART_HIST 390-0||Undergraduate Seminar|
|COMP_LIT 383-0||Special Topics in Theory: Critical Theory|
|FRENCH 390-0||Topics in Literature and Culture|
|SPANISH 397-0||Topics in Latin American, Latina and Latino, and Iberian Literatures and Cultures|
Other courses also may be counted toward the minor with the approval of a film and media studies advisor.