Mercyhurst University

FIlm Studies Minor

The Film Studies minor is an 18-credit program of study that allows students to understand and critically engage the images that pervade our lives.

As film is a major narrative art form - arguably the dominant one - of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this minor allows students the opportunity to study and appreciate it as such. The interdisciplinary courses required for the program allow students to gain a solid grounding in the vocabulary and theory of film studies while giving them flexibility to pursue their interests in various cinematic periods and styles. Students pursuing a Film Studies minor take a class in Film Appreciation and Film Narrative and Theory. They then take four additional film electives, that can include Documentary Filmmaking, Literature and Film, African Americans in Film, Psychology in Film or America in the Nuclear Age among others.