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    Academic Learning Compact - Film and Media Studies

    The interdisciplinary studies major in film and media studies provides you with knowledge of film in its diversity and through its techniques. You will learn film theory and criticism and implement these ideas in the practice of viewing and/or making films. You will also present ideas clearly and effectively in writing and/or in film/video format as an optional ability.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Satisfactorily complete IDS 4906 Interdisciplinary Research Thesis (capping 7-12 credits of thesis research), graded according to department rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. identify, describe and explain film in its diversity and through its techniques.
    2. Identify and examine film and/or media theory and criticism and implement these ideas in the practice of viewing and/or making films.
    3. Present ideas clearly and effectively in a well-argued essay.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    IDS 4906, course 1 I, R I, R I, R
    IDS 4906, course 2 R, A R, A R, A
    This is the only required course for this major (or equivalent with other prefixes).

    Assessment Types:
    Direct assessment of project: essay, new media work, or film or video.

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