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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Film Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cinema. Through film analysis courses offered by the English Department and screenings provided by the Film Buffs program, students examine the history, theory, genres, art, and business elements of film. Digital media courses expand upon this interdisciplinary approach by combining  analysis, theory, and the presentation of creative texts through digital media such as e-readers, iPhone applications, and social networking sites.

Through the digital filmmaking courses, students experience the actual workings of the filmmaking process, from writing scripts with professional screenwriting software through the mechanics of transferring those words to the screen, and finally editing the images and sound into a compelling and functional storyline.

Minor Requirements

The Film Studies Minor requires 21 hrs.
Choose any combination of 21 hours from the following:
ENGL A220 Introduction to Film and Digital Media 3 crs.
ENGL A370 How to Read a Film 3 crs.
ENGL A313 Feature Screenwriting I 3 crs.
ENGL A314 Feature Screenwriting II 3 crs.
ENGL A317 Writing the Short Script 3 crs.
ENGL A415 Creative Writing Workshop
Writing About Film and/or Writing the One Act Play
3 crs.
ENGL A470 Film and the Art of Literary Adaptation 3 crs.
ENGL A394 Reading (W:/):- The Digital Human 3 crs.
ENGL V244 Screenpower* 3 crs.
ENGL A372 Studies in American Cinema* 3 crs.
ENGL A472 Studies in European Cinema* 3 crs.
ENGL A404 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop 3 crs.
ENGL A408 Writing: Technique and Technology 3 crs.
ENGL A431 Revising American Texts 3 crs.
ENGL A306 Professional Writing 3 crs.
ENGL A405 Editing and Publishing 3 crs.
MUGN M415 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 3 crs.
MUGN M425 Video Editing 3 crs.
MUGN M430 Video Writing/Directing 3 crs.

* These courses may be taken multiple times when the subject matter changes.

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