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Need help figuring out which classes to take for your Film Studies Concentration? Here’s a list of upcoming classes and the different concentration requirements they fulfill. Remember that at least six of the ten courses required for the major must be 200-level or higher, at least two ENGL and CMPL courses must be writing-intensive (300-level), and one must be research intensive (400-level or above)

For full course details, including meeting times, see the Fall 20 Course List.

If you are following the Film Studies Major Concentration, here are Fall 20 courses that will meet certain requirements:


ENGL 142 Film Analysis (Dr. Flaxman)

Survey II

ENGL 380 Film History (Dr. Warner)

Writing Intensive

ENGL 380 Film History: American Cinema of the 1960s and 70s (Dr. Warner)

ENGL 389 Major Film Directors: Hitchcock and His International Legacies (Dr. Warner)

Research Intensive

CMPL/GERM 266: Weimar Cinema (Dr. Pollmann) **note that this will require a Tar Heel Tracker adjustment to count as research intensive; once the semester begins, contact Dr. Martin Johnson via email and he will take care of this for you.


CMPL 254 Horror and the Global Gothic (Dr. Rodriguez)

CMPL 262 Film and Politics (Dr. Christmas)

ENGL 389 Major Film Directors (Dr. Warner)

***If you wish to plan ahead, here are ENGL and CMPL film courses currently planned for Spring 21. Several of these Spring 21 courses are new and their place within the concentration, in terms of category, is still being determined. Look for an update here soon.

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema (Dr. Johnson), Survey I

CMPL 240 Introduction to Film Theory (Dr. Pollmann), Methods

CMPL 251 Film Performance and Stardom (Dr. Rodriguez)

CMPL 463 Cinema and Surrealism (Dr. Warner), Depth, Research-Intensive

ENGL 252 National and Transnational Cinemas: East Asian Action Genres (Dr. Warner)

ENGL 257 Video Games and Narrative Cinema (Dr. Rodriguez)

ENGL 381 Literature and Cinema (Dr. Veggian), Survey II, Writing-Intensive

ENGL 494 Research Methods in Film Studies (Dr. Johnson), Research-Intensive

ENGL 681 Topics in Contemporary Film and Media (Dr. Flaxman)