Major & Minor

Cinema & Media Studies Major

Required Core Courses

  1. CIMS 101 Introduction to Cinema & Media Studies
  2. CIMS 220 Introduction to Video Production
  3. CIMS 250 History of World Cinema, 1895 to 1945
    or
    CIMS 251 History of World Cinema, 1945 to the Present
  4. CIMS 252 Film Aesthetics: Analysis & Theory
    or
    IDS/CIMS 226 Media & Cultural Theory
  5. IDS/CIMS 219 Global Media Industries
    or
    IDS/CIMS 218 Global Media Cultures
  6. CIMS 464 CIMS Senior Capstone Project

Electives - Select three from the list below

Two 300-level seminars
*Either CIMS 350 (Topics) or CIMS 375 (Comparative National Cinemas) must be taken spring semester of the senior year.

On Campus Approved Elective Courses

  • ANTH 215
  • CIMS 230
  • CIMS 261
  • CIMS 262
  • CIMS 270
  • CIMS 272
  • CIMS 284
  • CIMS 290
  • CIMS Independent Studies
  • ES 241
  • ES 319
  • GER 260 (CIMS 260)
  • GER 280 (CIMS 280)
  • IDS 217
  • IDS 280
  • ITAL 280
  • ITAL 285
  • JOUR 203
  • LAS 304
  • PHIL 335
  • SOC 102
  • SOC 204
  • SOC 237
  • THA 105
  • THA 120
  • THA 212
  • THA 214
  • THA 215
  • THA 255
  • THA 282
  • WGS 220

Recommended Off-Campus Programs


Cinema & Media Studies minor

The Cinema & Media Studies minor consists of six courses:

  • CIMS 101, Introduction to Cinema & Media Studies;
  • either CIMS 250 or CMS 251, History of World Cinema, 1895-1945 or 1945-present;
  • Four other courses approved for the minor.*

It is strongly recommended that one of these be CIMS 220, Introduction to Video Production. Having hands-on experience like this is invaluable even for those who do not go into the field.

CIMS 252, Film Aesthetics and Analysis, will also provide a wide range of critical skills, and will touch on film theory as well.

*Other than CIMS courses, electives may include: Anth 215, AS 220, Eng 303 or 413, Fren 332, 333, IDS 217, Phil 335, Soc 204, Span 353, WGS 220, one FYS film course, one Individualized Study or Internship.

For further information please contact Prof. Jim Udden.