Department of English

Film and Screen Studies Program - Mission

The academic mission of the SUU film and screen studies program is to teach students to apply a medium-specific method of analysis for interpreting cinematic texts, allowing them to participate in informed academic discussions of visual narratives as a sophisticated viewer/consumer of these texts in their regular, everyday lives.

Film and Screen Studies Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the minor in Film and Screen Studies will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and compare the structural features of film, television, and other visual narratives using medium-specific critical language;
  • Interpret cinematic texts, employing critical positions and scholarly research through both written and multimedia essays and presentations; and
  • Analyze cinematic texts and narratives from various cultures and historical periods to recognize and value different human perspectives and experiences.