Minor in Film Studies
The Minor in Film Studies enables you to explore your fascination with film by taking 24 credit hours in film classes, 12 of which must be at the 3000-level or above.
At Dalhousie, Film Studies is interdisciplinary, with courses offered across departments at Dal and the University of King's College. It's also inter-university, allowing you to take classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University and Saint Mary’s University (SMU).
For full details, see the Minor in Film Studies entry in the Dalhousie Undergraduate Calendar. For up-to-date information on this year's course offerings, see the Halifax Interuniversity Film Minor's Website.
This description is based on the Academic Calendar, which is the official source for degree requirements and should be consulted for fuller details. If you began your degree before the current year, your requirements are based on those of the calendar of your first year, which may differ. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Academic Advisor.
To complete the Minor, you must take 9 hours of required classes and 15 hours of electives. At least 9 hours of the electives must be at the 3000 level or above.
Note: the 'FILM' course code is new; as of 2015-16 it appears on the Academic Timetable, but not in the Undergraduate Calendar. Classes are acceptable for the Film Minor regardless of whether you register for them under the 'FILM' code or another. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Academic Advisor.
You must take each of the following classes.
- FILM 2311.03 / THEA 2311.03 (Film Analysis)
- FILM 2301.03 / THEA 2301.03 (Film History 1)
- FILM 3301.03 / THEA 3301.03 (Film History 2)
You must take 15 hours in film electives from the list of courses approved for the Minor. 9 of those hours must be at the 3000-level or above. For up-to-date information on the electives being offered this year, see the Halifax Interuniversity Film Minor's Website.
Classes at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College
- CHIN 3050.03/FILM 3350.03/THEA 3350.03: Topics in Asian Cinema 0.5 credits
- CTMP 3302.03: Film Theory 0.5 credits
- CTMP 3305.03: Modern Film and the Theory of the Gaze 0.5 credits
- ENGL 2095.03: Narrative in the Cinema 0.5 credits
- ENGL 3300.03: TV: Theory and Criticism 0.5 credits
- FILM 3330.03/THEA 3330.03: Film Theory I 0.5 credits
- FILM 3331.03/GWST 3331.03/THEA 3331.03: Film Theory II: Desire in Cinema 0.5 credits
- FILM 3351.03/THEA 3351.03: The Cinema of David Lynch .05 credits
- FILM 4390.03/THEA 4390.03: Special Topics in Film studies 0.5 credits
- FILM 4391.03/THEA 4391.03: Special Topics in Popular Cinema 0.5 credits
- FREN 2800.03: Cinema: The French Phenomenon I 0.5 credits
- FREN 2810.03: Cinema: The French Phenomenon II 0.5 credits
- GERM 2040.03: Monsters and Madness: 20th Century German Film 0.5 credits
- ITAL 2600.03/FILM 2314.03/THEA 2314.03: Survey of Italian Cinema 0.5 credits
- ITAL 3500.03: Topics in Italian Culture: Italian Neorealist Cinema 0.5 credits
- ITAL 3600.03/FILM 3320.03/THEA 3320.03: Italian National Cinema: The New Wave 0.5 credits
- JOUR 3304.03/CTMP 3304.03/ GWST 3304.03: Through Her Eyes: Women and the Documentary Tradition 0.5 credits
- MUSC 2016.03: Topics in Music and Cinema 0.5 credits
- MUSC 2017.03: Music and Cinema: Composer/Director Collaborations 0.5 credits
- RUSN 2036.03/FILM 2336.03/THEA 2336.03: Russian Film I 0.5 credits
- RUSN 2037.03/FILM 2337.03/THEA 2337.03: Russian Film II 0.5 credits
- RUSN 2043.03/ENGL 2043.03/THEA 2043.03: How iRead the Eye-Books: Film Adaptations of World Literature I
- RUSN 2045.06/ENGL 2045.06/FILM 2347.06/THEA 2347.06: Eye-Books: Film Adaptations of World Literature 1.0 credits
- RUSN 2046.03/FILM 2346.03/THEA 2346.03: East European Cinema: War, Love, and Revolutions 0.5 credits
- THEA 2370.03: Animated Film
- THEA 2911.03/FILM 2911.03: Stars and Stardom on Stage and Screen
- THEA 3314.03/ENGL 3314.03/FILM 3314.03: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries on Film 0.5 credits
Classes at NSCAD University
- AHIS 3822: Topics in Film History: Hitchcock’s Films 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3826: Topics in Film History: Film Noir and Neo-Noir 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3832: Topics in Film History: Canadian Cinema 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3835: Topics in Film History: Contemporary Cinemas of Globalization 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3836: Topics in Film History: Subjectivities in Moving Pictures 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3837: Topics in Film History: Out on Screen 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3839: The Director’s Cinema 0.5 credits
- AHIS 3850: History and Criticism of Documentary Film 0.5 credits
- FHIS 3852: Cinemas of Globalization 0.5 credits
Classes at St Mary’s University
- ENGL 2325: The Media in Everyday Life 0.5 credits
- ACST 3305: Moving Images of Atlantic Canada 0.5 credits
- ENGL 3313: Narrative in Fiction and Film 1 credit
- ENGL 3826: Contemporary Canadian Film and Television 0.5 credits
- HIST 3450: Film and History 0.5 credits
- SOSI 3346/CRIM 3303: Crime and the Media 0.5 credits
- SOSI 4452: Atlantic Canadian Film and Television
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Academic Advisor.