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    Film and Media Studies

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


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    Before Graduating Students 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.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (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.
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    Curriculum Map

    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
    IDS 4906 is the only required course for this major (or equivalent with other prefixes).
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    Assessment Types

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