Film Studies Minor: Courses

The core courses offered by the Department of Language and Literature as part of the Film Studies Minor are listed below. These courses are also available to all ETSU students. Students must have completed the first-year composition courses (ENGL 1010 and 1020 or their equivalents) as prerequisites for the courses listed below.

Introduction to Film
ENGL 3290
The techniques and aesthetics of cinema, studied through presentation of feature and short film.


Film Genres
ENGL 4290
A genre approach, including but not limited to comedy, Western, film noir, and documentary. May be repeated for credit when content varies.


Film Criticism
ENGL 4320
Explores various critical approaches to film, including textual, genre, auteur, scholarly, and specialized. Emphasizes students' written expression of their own evaluations.


Topics in Film
ENGL 4340
Selected film topics not included elsewhere in course offerings such as sports films, African American films, and films of Appalachia. May be repeated for credit when content varies.


Literature in Film
ENGL 4507/5507
Film adaptations of significant literary works.


You can find a complete list of required Film Studies Minor courses here.

To learn more about the film studies minor, please contact Dr. Stanton McManus ().