Film Studies

Designed as an interdisciplinary program, the minor/Integrative Studies concentration provides an intellectually challenging and cross-culturally oriented approach to the study and analysis of cinema. 

Minor or Integrative Studies Concentration Requirements


JASS/ENGL/HUM 248Storytelling Across Media4

Required Courses

12 credit hours in upper level credit as outlined below:

JASS 403Making Film History4
Two courses from the following:8
National Cinemas
Black Cinema
Gender, Sexuality, and Power in American Film
Independent Study
Reviewing Movies, Games, and Television
Storytelling, Experiments, and Play
Genres and Directors
Multimedia and Music
Film and Music
Total Credit Hours12


1.  Courses may not be count toward both the Film Studies minor and the Journalism minor or the Media Production Certificate.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for the minor/concentration. The GPA is based on all coursework required within the minor (excluding prerequisites).
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be completed at UM-Dearborn for a 12 credit minor/concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 credits must be completed at UM-Dearborn for a 15 or more credit minor/concentration.
  • Courses within a minor/concentration cannot be taken as Pass/Fail (P/F)
  • Only 3 credit hours of independent study or internship may be used to fulfill the requirements for a 12 credit hour minor/concentration.  Only 6 credit hours of such credit may be used in a 15 or more credit hour minor/concentration.
  • Minors requiring 12 credits may share one course with a major. Minors requiring 15 credits or more may share two courses with a major. This does not apply to concentrations for the Integrative Studies major.

Film Studies (FILM)

Please see Journalism and Media Production for descriptions of the film studies courses (JASS courses).