Film Studies

Coordinator: Hastings

Established in 1979, the Susquehanna University Film Institute promotes the study and enjoyment of artistically, historically and intellectually important films as a complement to liberal arts education. The institute coordinates the design and teaching of film courses, the exhibition of classic films and the Susquehanna University Film Library.

Minor in Film Studies. The minor in film studies is an interdisciplinary program using courses in several departments and coordinated by the Film Institute. It provides students with a broad introduction to motion pictures as an art and cultural phenomenon. Students minoring in film studies complete, with grades of C- or better, 20 semester hours from the following: FILM:150, FILM:180, FILM:210, FILM:220, FILM:230, FILM:300, COMM:282 or COMM:382. Independent Studies and COMM:502 Individual Investigation are also available for credit toward the film studies minor, with Film Institute and instructor approval.

Learning goals:

  • Film students understand films as works of art.
  • Film students understand the relationship between films and their audiences and cultures.
  • Film students possess a vocabulary to describe and evaluate films.
  • Film students explore otherness through films.