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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.

Requirements

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.

Required classes

You must take each of the following classes.

Electives

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

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.