2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Film Studies (FIST-MNR-AS) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Minor

The film minor provides students with the opportunity for a more in-depth study of the world of cinema. Film minor students will learn about film history,styles, production, and cultural implications. The minor introduces the student to important films, directors, and studios. Students will learn about theHollywood studio style, world cinema, independent cinema, and their relationships. The cultural implications of film include examinations of gender, race, and class.

Program Outcomes


  1. Students will be able analyze (in written and oral forms) films using critical and technical skills.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of influential films, movements, genres, and styles.
  3. Students will be able to identify significant figures (actors, producers, directors, editors, cinematographers) in film history.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All Minor Requirements - 18 Credits Required


Minor Courses - 6 Credits Required


Additional Requirements - 12 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 6 of the credits in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.

Contact Information


Dr. Robert Quist
(231) 591-2071
[email protected]

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