Global Cinema Minor

The global cinema minor is an interdisciplinary minor that enables students to explore the changing global face of cinema in its aesthetic, economic, historical, linguistic, literary, and social contexts. Students select a flexible, rigorous, and exciting course of study focused on the place of film within and across human cultures. The minor aims to provide undergraduates with grounding in the history of cinema’s development across the world as well as current trends and developments in global film production. The minor places a particular emphasis on the development of students’ critical judgment and written expression. Undergraduate students majoring in any academic unit are eligible.

Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The interdisciplinary minor consists of five courses:

Core Requirements
ARTH 159IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Film Experience: Introduction to the Visual Study of Film3
or ENGL 142 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film Analysis
CMPL 143IDEAs in Action General Education logo History of Global Cinema3
Three electives from at least two different departments, chosen from the list below9
Total Hours15

For additional information, contact the director of the global cinema minor.

Electives

AAAD 250IDEAs in Action General Education logo The African American in Motion Pictures: 1900 to the Present3
AMST 268American Cinema and American Culture3
AMST 336Native Americans in Film3
AMST 371IDEAs in Action General Education logo LGTBQ Film and Fiction from 1950 to the Present3
AMST 483IDEAs in Action General Education logo Seeing the USA: The Film Director as Public Intellectual3
ARAB 453IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World3
ARTS 106IDEAs in Action General Education logo Video I3
ARTS 206IDEAs in Action General Education logo Video II3
ARTS 309IDEAs in Action General Education logo 3D Animation3
ASIA 124IDEAs in Action General Education logo Iranian Post-1979 Cinema3
ASIA 231IDEAs in Action General Education logo Bollywood Cinema3
ASIA 235IDEAs in Action General Education logo Israeli Cinema: Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity H3
ASIA 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa3
ASIA/CMPL 255IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Feast in Film, Fiction, and Philosophy H3
ASIA/CMPL 379IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cowboys, Samurai, and Rebels in Film and Fiction H3
CHIN 244Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture through Cinema3
CHIN 464IDEAs in Action General Education logo The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film3
CMPL 144IDEAs in Action General Education logo Engaging Film and Media 3
CMPL 180IDEAs in Action General Education logo Race and Ethnicity in Hollywood Productions and Beyond3
CMPL 212IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Cinematic City3
CMPL 227IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Authors: The Middle Ages in World Cinema3
CMPL 240IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Film Theory3
CMPL 254IDEAs in Action General Education logo Horror and the Global Gothic: Film, Literature, Theory3
CMPL 255IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Feast in Film, Fiction, and Philosophy H3
CMPL 262IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film and Politics3
CMPL 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film Genres3
CMPL/GSLL 281Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe3
CMPL 282Russian Literature in World Cinema3
CMPL 375IDEAs in Action General Education logo New Wave Cinema: Its Sources and Its Legacies3
CMPL 382IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film and Nature3
CMPL 420IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film, Photography, and the Digital Image3
CMPL 463IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cinema and Surrealism3
CMPL 494The Essay Film: Adventures in Modern Cinema since 19453
COMM 230Audio/Video/Film Production and Writing3
COMM/WGST 345IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender and Film3
COMM 412IDEAs in Action General Education logo Critical Theory3
COMM 431IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Audio Production3
COMM 452Film Noir3
COMM 534IDEAs in Action General Education logo Aesthetic and Technical Considerations in Making Short Videos3
COMM 546History of Film I, 1895 to 19453
COMM 547History of Film II, 1945 to Present3
COMM 550American Independent Cinema3
COMM 551Hitchcock and the Sign3
COMM 635IDEAs in Action General Education logo Documentary Production3
COMM 647IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Projects in Media Production3
COMM 653IDEAs in Action General Education logo Experimental Video3
COMM 654IDEAs in Action General Education logo Motion Graphics, Special Effects, and Compositing3
COMM 681IDEAs in Action General Education logo Contemporary Film Theory3
COMM 682History of the Moving Image: Pasts, Presents, Futures3
COMM 683Moving-Image Avant-Gardes and Experimentalism3
ENGL 143IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film and Culture3
ENGL 244Queer Cinema3
ENGL 251Film Performance and Stardom3
ENGL 255IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Media Studies3
ENGL 323IDEAs in Action General Education logo American Cinema of the 1970s: New Hollywood and Beyond3
ENGL 324IDEAs in Action General Education logo Creating the Video Essay3
ENGL 380IDEAs in Action General Education logo Topics In Film History H3
ENGL 381IDEAs in Action General Education logo Literature and Cinema3
ENGL 389IDEAs in Action General Education logo Major Film Directors3
ENGL 399IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cinema and the Museum3
ENGL 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Documentary Film H3
ENGL 494IDEAs in Action General Education logo Research Methods in Film Studies3
ENGL 680IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film Theory3
ENGL 681IDEAs in Action General Education logo Topics in Contemporary Film and Media H3
FREN 386French New Wave Cinema3
FREN 388History of French Cinema I: 1895-19503
FREN 389History of French Cinema II: 1950 to the Present3
GERM 265IDEAs in Action General Education logo Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany3
GERM 266Weimar Cinema3
GERM 267IDEAs in Action General Education logo Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema3
GERM/CMPL/WGST 271Women in German Cinema3
GERM 272IDEAs in Action General Education logo History of German Cinema3
GERM/PWAD 283Freedom, Terror, and Identity: Modern Philosophy from Kant to Arendt3
GSLL 283Hungarian Cinema since World War II3
HIST 302IDEAs in Action General Education logo Movies Make History: Films as Primary Sources in Europe and America H3
ITAL 333IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Film and Culture3
ITAL 335IDEAs in Action General Education logo Themes in Italian Film3
ITAL 340IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian America3
PORT 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film3
SPAN 361IDEAs in Action General Education logo Hispanic Film3
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Visit Program Website

Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520

(919) 962-5481

Program Director

Rick Warner

crwarner@email.unc.edu

Chair

Mary Floyd-Wilson

ECL Undergraduate Advisor

Hilary Lithgow

lithgow@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Martin L. Johnson

mlj@email.unc.edu