Film Studies AA Major - Active
Department: Cinema
Approval: February 2019
Effective Semester: Spring 2020
The Film Studies major provides students with critical thinking skills and various perspectives on historical and contemporary media forms. The major teaches close study of media in social, cultural, political, aesthetic and technological contexts to promote the understanding of film as a crucial element of the global environment. The AA prepares students for transfer to upper division film/cinema programs at four-year colleges and universities.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Assuming students start this AA with transfer‐level math and English eligibility, the minimum time for completion is 4 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units completed per semester. 

Courses Required for the Major in Film Studies AA
Course Units
Required courses:
CINE 18 - American Cinema 3.00
CINE 20A - Film History: Evolution of Film Expression 3.00
CINE 20B - Film History: Contemporary Film Expression 3.00
CINE 21 - Introduction to Film Studies 3.00
Total: 12.00
Choose one of the following film studies courses:
CINE 19 - Documentary, Digital Media and Society 3.00
CINE 22 - The Documentary Tradition 3.00
CINE 23A - Films of Alfred Hitchcock 3.00
CINE 23B - Focus on Film Noir 3.00
Total: 3.00
Choose one of the following electives:
ASAM 30 - Asian American Issues Through Film 3.00
ASIA 30 - Manga and Anime 3.00
BCST 101 - Media Literacy 3.00
BCST 103 - Mass Media and Society 3.00
CINE 24 - Basic Film Production 4.00
CMST 8 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture 3.00
ENGL 61 - Literature and Film 3.00
IDST 14 - American Cultures in Literature and Film 3.00
LGBT 11 - Film Expression: History of Queer Film 3.00
LGBT 12 - Contemporary LGBTQ Film 3.00
LGBT 75 - Queer Cinema in the 1970s 3.00
PHST 30 - Philippine Society and Culture Through Film 3.00
WGST 10 - Women and Film 3.00
Total: 3.00 - 4.00
Total: 18.00 - 19.00