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The minor in Cinema and Media Studies requires the completion of six classes:
Introduction to Film Analysis (CMST 10100);
History of International Cinema I and II (CMST 28500 and CMST 28600);
and three classes at the 20000 level or above.
Students are encouraged to take Introduction to Film Analysis (CMST 10100) early in their undergraduate career, or at the beginning of their minor course of study. It must be taken no later than spring quarter of a student’s third year.
Students who elect the minor program in Cinema and Media Studies must meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before the end of the winter quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor.
Students choose courses for the Cinema and Media Studies minor in consultation with the CMS Director of Undergraduate Studies. The Director’s approval of the minor program should be submitted to a student’s College adviser no later than the end of spring quarter of a student’s third year. Approval forms are obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, or the College adviser.
Courses in the minor (1) may not be double counted with the student’s major(s) or with other minors; (2) may not be counted toward general education requirements. All classes toward the minor must be taken for quality grades, and more than half of the requirements for the minor must be met by registering for courses bearing University of Chicago course numbers.
Sample minor program in Cinema and Media Studies
CMST 10100. Introduction to Film Analysis
CMST 28500. History of International Cinema I: Silent Era
CMST 28600. History of International Cinema II: Sound Era to 1960
CMST 24701. Left-Wing Art and Soviet Film Culture of the 1920s
CMST 25201. Cinema and the First Avant-Garde: 1890 to 1933
CMST 23404. French Cinema, 1920s-1930s