Film Studies (FILM)

Film Studies (FILM)

A minor in Film Studies is available to undergraduate students in all three faculties.

This minor offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the history of filmmaking, the language employed in discourse about film, and styles of artistic and social commentary about film. This is an Inter-university program which allows students to obtain credit from any of the four participating institutions - Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie, University of King’s College, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

Requirements: twenty-four (24) credit hours [twelve (12) required credit hours and twelve (12) elective credit hours)].

Halifax Interuniversity Film Studies Minor website. http://halifaxfilmstudies.wordpress.com/


Required courses [twelve (12) credit hours]

(a) THEA 2301.03 Film History I (Dalhousie) or AHIS 2800 Film History and Criticism 1890 - 1940 (NSCAD)

(b) THEA 3301.03 Film History II (Dalhousie) or AHIS 2810 History and Criticism 1940 – Present (NSCAD)

(c) ENGL 2511 Reading Film (Saint Mary’s) or THEA 2311.03 Film Analysis (Dalhousie)

(d) THEA 3313.03 Documentary, Experimental and Animated (Dalhousie)

Elective courses [twelve (12) credit hours] currently available from the four cooperating institutions.


Recent electives offered:

Saint Mary’s University

CRIM/SOCI 3546 Crime and the Media
ENGL 2313 Narrative in Fiction and Film (6.0) 
ENGL 2325 The Media in Everyday Life 
ENGL 3511 Film and the City
ENGL 3512 Contemporary Canadian Film and Television
HIST 3450 Film and History
RELS 3356 Religions and Film

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

AHIS 3835 Topics in Film History: ContemporaryCinemas of Globalization
AHIS 3836 Topics in Film History: Subjectivities in Moving Pictures
AHIS 3837 Topics in Film History: Out on Screen 
AHIS 3838 Topics in Film History: Sex and the Cinema
AHIS 3850 History and Criticism of Documentary Film
AHIS 3922 Topics in Film History: Hitchcock’s Films
AHIS 4200 Independent Study in Film and Criticism

Dalhousie University

CHIN 3050.03 Topics in Asian Cinema 
ENGL 2095.03 Narrative in the Cinema
ENGL 2313.03 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries on Film
FREN 2022.03 Aspects of French and Francophone Cinema: Analysis, History, Movements, Authors
FREN 2801.03 Cinema: The French Phenomenon II 
GWST 3304.03 Through Her Eyes: Women and the Documentary Tradition 
ITAL 2600.03 Survey of Italian Cinema 
MUSC 2016.03 Topics in Music and Cinema 
RUSN 2037.03 Russian Film II
RUSN 2046.03 East European Cinema: War, Love, and Revolutions 
THEA 2360.03 Popular Cinema
THEA 2911.03 Stars and Stardom on Stage and Screen 
THEA 3331.03 Film Theory II: Desire in the Cinema 
THEA 3351.03 The Cinema of David Lynch
THEA 4390.03 Special Topics in Film Studies: Film Adaptation
THEA 4390.03 Special Topics in Film Studies: Irish Film

University of King’s College

CTMP 3304.03 Through Her Eyes: Women and the Documentary Tradition
CTMP 3305.03 Modern Film and the Theory of the Gaz

Students are advised to consult the individual institutions’ current Academic Calendars for up-to-date course listings. At Saint Mary’s, further information is available from the
Film Studies Committee Coordinator Jennifer VanderBurgh – Tel: 420-5718

The regular “Declaration of Major/Minor/Concentration” form is used to declare a minor. Students must fulfill all requirements for any minor(s) which they officially declared in order to qualify for graduation, or officially (i.e., in writing) withdraw their declaration of a minor(s).