Dec 10, 2023  
2020-2021 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Film Minor

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The Minor course of study in Film is designed for those students interested in supplementing their major course of study with substantial coursework on Film Aesthetics, Screenwriting, and Production. The Film Minor, open to students across the university, requires a commitment of 18 total hours, including 3 hours of required applied courses, 3 hours of theory/aesthetics/film ethics, and 12 hours of elective courses drawn from an array of discipline-related offerings.

Undertaking the Film Minor provides an opportunity for creative expansion in a secondary discipline, but also a way of growing creatively and improving a student’s post-graduation professional opportunities from within current disciplines, such as Computer Sciences, Communication, Media Studies, Theatre and Performing Arts, English, Criminal Justice, History, Psychology, and numerous other programs.

This Minor is especially suitable for students who wish to enhance their critical thinking skills through cinema studies, expand their employment opportunities by developing technical communication skills, or enrich their understanding of the world through studies of international film.

Requirement for the Minor

Students must meet all university requirements for a Minor. In addition, students must contact the advisor regarding the requirements listed below, submit transfer courses to the advisor for approval of the minor by the first week of the term of intended graduation, and complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Total - 18 Credit Hours

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