Courses Required for the A.B. Degree in Film Studies
|FILM 4250||History of Cinema I (prereq. FILM 2120)||3|
|FILM 4260||History of Cinema II (prereq. FILM 2120)||3|
|FILM 5900||Film Theory (prereq. FILM 4250 or 4260)|
|Major Electives. Choose 6 Courses from List Below||18|
TOTAL HOURS: 36
Area VI Requirements
- FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H (if not taken in area IV), plus:
Choose any of the following courses for a total of 18 credit hours in Area VI:
ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2311H, ARTS 2000, ARTS 2050, CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2280H, CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H, CMLT 2500, CMLT(AFAM) 2600, ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2360H, ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2380H, ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H, FILM(AFAM) 2130 or THEA 2131H, HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H, HIST 2302 or HIST 2312H, HIST 2702 or HIST 2702H, MUSI 2020 or MUSI 2200H, MUSI 2040, MUSI 2060, MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080, PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H, PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H, PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2400H, PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H, PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H, PSYC 2530, THEA 2110, WMST 2010 or WMST 2010H. We also accept HIST 2111 and 2301, but they are not currently listed in the Bulletin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need one of those two HIST courses to count here.
If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, general electives may be taken here. Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.
Notes about the A.B. Degree in Film Studies
- Film Studies Majors are encouraged to pursue a Minor in a foreign language, English, Comparative Literature, History, Art History, or Mass Communication, or a certificate in New Media Studies.
- Undergraduates, with careful planning, may carry a double major by judicious arrangement of electives and required general education courses. Students interested in a double major should be advised in both major departments.
- Students may double major in Theatre and Film studies, and are allowed to count up to, but no more than, 6 credit hours (typically 2 courses) toward both majors. Students interested in such a double major should also note that the area VI requirements differ slightly between the majors, and they are responsible for satisfying both sets of requirements.
In place of graduation checks, students now apply to graduate. They can do this up to two semesters ahead; for example, in spring, they can apply for fall. This triggers the graduation advising office to check to see if they have missing requirements or are on track. https://osas.franklin.uga.edu/applying-graduation
Students can also check in with Dina Canup in 203-A if they are over 90 credit hours but not yet able to apply to graduate, for an unofficial pre-check (especially regarding issues with how transfer credits are showing up, area 6, or departmental requirements) in addition to meeting with their departmental advisor (this should never replace meeting with their departmental advisor each semester). In some cases, Dina may refer students to the graduation advisor for an e-grad check if it seems useful, though it will not be necessary in most cases.
Students should apply to graduate as soon as they are able so that they can make any schedule adjustments that seem prudent. https://osas.franklin.uga.edu/graduation-certification-office