College of Arts and Sciences

Overview

In little over a century, both media and media business have upended traditional cultural order, stood in for and even become a culture unto itself. More than ever, educated citizens need knowledge, tools and perspectives that will enable them to critically understand the historical, theoretical, aesthetic, cultural and institutional contexts of film, television, and other electronic and digital mass media.

The minor in film and media studies provides a coherent introduction to the basics of film/media literacy. The program is designed to develop a critical understanding of the historical, theoretical, aesthetic, cultural and institutional contexts of film, television, and other electronic and digital mass media.


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