The Film and Media Studies minor brings together film and media courses in many of Dickinson's departments. One of its distinctive features is the wide range of films from different countries and cultures taught across the curriculum. Films of Germany, England, France, Russia, Italy, the Middle East, Africa, China and Japan are all regularly screened. In addition, the American Studies, English, Sociology, History, Religion, and Political Science departments offer courses that take a critical perspective on issues of contemporary culture and the media. Dickinson’s foreign language programs all sponsor weekly film screenings and the downtown Carlisle Theatre regularly screens first-run foreign and independent films in its “Hollywood on High” series.

Recommended Courses and Requirements for Minors and Programs

Courses appropriate for prospective minors

FLST 101, Introduction to Film Studies
FLST 201, The History of Film

For course descriptions and requirements for the minor, refer to the Academic Bulletin: Film and Media Studies.

Courses that fulfill distribution requirements

Arts (Division I C):
FLST 101, Introduction to Film Studies

Social Sciences (Division II):
FLST 201, The History of Film

Additional Remarks

Advice: It is recommended, though not obligatory, that students complete FLST 101 before taking the electives. Students may declare the minor after completing FLST 101 and at least one other course (201, 301, or an elective as listed in the course selection guide for the semester).

Students are responsible for completing the form for the minor. The form should be printed out, completed, signed by the Program Chair and returned to the Registrar’s Office by the student.

Opportunities for off-campus study

A number of Dickinson College study abroad programs offer courses in film and media studies. Students who are thinking about taking courses for credit in these areas while abroad should contact the Film and Media Studies Chair for advice and guidance.