Cinema Studies Minor
The cinema studies minor consists of five courses.
|Select one of the following:
|History of Film 1895 to 1935
|Film History 1935 to 1975
|Select one 3000-level seminar in cinema studies that must be taken at Bowdoin.
|Select one cinema studies course that incorporates theory.
|Select one cinema studies course in non-US cinema.
Additional Information and Program Policies
- Students minoring in cinema studies are required to complete a total of five courses with a grade of C- or better. Courses taken Credit/D/Fail do not count toward the minor.
- Students may count one class for more than one requirement, such as a 3000-level course with a theory component. Students may also take both CINE 2201 History of Film 1895 to 1935 and CINE 2202 Film History 1935 to 1975 for credit toward the minor. All students successfully completing the minor will still complete five classes.
- No more than two courses below the 2000 level, including first-year writing seminars, count toward the minor.
- No more than one independent study, at the intermediate or advanced level, may count toward the minor.
- Normally, one course taken at another college or university may be applied to the minor at the introductory or 2000 level upon approval by the program director and faculty.
- Minors may double-count one course with another department or program.
Film has emerged as one of the most important art forms of the modern era. Cinema Studies at Bowdoin introduces students to the techniques, history, and literature of film to cultivate an understanding of both the vision and craft of film artists and the views of society and culture expressed in cinema. The Cinema Studies minor consists of five courses. First-year students interested in Cinema Studies are welcome in any course that does not have a prerequisite. Students can also contact the instructor to ask about joining any of our courses.
In fall 2023, courses offered or cross-listed with CINE that invite first-year students are: ENGL 1004 Film Noir, GER 1027 From Flowers of Evil to Pretty Woman: Prostitutes in Modern Western Culture/CINE 1027 From Flowers of Evil to Pretty Woman: Prostitutes in Modern Western Culture, CINE 1101 Film Narrative and CINE 2201 History of Film 1895 to 1935 and ASNS 2081 Asian American Cinema.
This is an excerpt from the official Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook. View the Catalogue