Explore your love of cinema with our film studies program

Are you a film buff who could spend hours streaming movies on Netflix? Take your love of movies to the next level with a film studies minor.

You'll learn to appreciate motion pictures as an art and cultural phenomenon while fulfilling the artistic expression requirements of our central curriculum.

Watch movies in and outside of class? Check.

Read books and journals and blogs about movies? Check.

Talk and write about movies? Check.

Maybe even write screenplays and shoot short features? Check.

Popcorn? It's up to you.

Our minor in film studies introduces students to the academic study of film. You'll learn the vocabulary of film criticism and appreciation and apply it to the analysis of American and international films of the past century.

You may take all five film studies courses to satisfy the minor or any number of film-based courses in topics such as history, English literature, political science and Jewish studies. Another option is to take screenwriting or production courses for film studies credit.

In recent years, we've offered courses on topics as diverse as:

  • The history of horror films
  • The films of Robert Altman
  • Cult films
  • Israeli cinema
  • Novel to film adaptations

Film classes taken while studying away are also often appropriate for transfer credit as film studies courses.

Add a film studies minor? Check.

Kate Hastings, Ph.D.

Department: Communications
Associate Professor of Communications

Email Address hastings@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4359

Karen DeFrancesco

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications


Gary Heller

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

Email Address heller@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4418

Chad Hershberger

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications


Check out all your options! View the course catalog.

The course catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

See the 2020-2021 Course Catalog
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