Requirements for the Minor in Cinema Studies

A minor in Cinema Studies introduces students to the techniques, history, and literature of film to cultivate an understanding of the vision and craft of film artists and the views of society and culture expressed in cinema. Bowdoin College does not offer a major in cinema studies.

Students minoring in cinema studies are required to complete a total of five courses. These must include Cinema Studies 1101, Cinema Studies 2201 or 2202 (History of Film I or II), a 3000-level seminar that must be taken at Bowdoin, a cinema studies course that incorporates theory, and a course in non-US cinema. Students can count one class for more than one requirement (i.e., a 3000-level course with a theory component). First-year seminars in Cinema Studies may count toward the minor, but no more than two courses below the 2000 level will count toward the minor.

Required Courses:
Cinema Studies 1101 {101}
Cinema Studies 2201 {201} or Cinema Studies 2202 {202}. (Both 2201 and 2202 {201 and 202} may be counted toward the minor.)

Beginning with the Spring 2015 semester: all courses formerly listed as Film Studies will be labeled as Cinema Studies.