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Film Studies Minor


The film studies program is an interdisciplinary minor designed to aid students in developing a broad understanding of the history of film, an awareness of film language used by filmmakers, and a critical viewing ability. The program's faculty come from a variety of departments, including Anthropology, Art History, Communication, English, History, and others. For more information contact the Director of the Film Studies Minor, c/o Department of English.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare a film studies minor.

Program Requirements

The film studies minor consists of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • FLM 250 Film History Part I
  • FLM 251 Film History Part II
  • FLM 301 Theory and Criticism of Film

Elective Courses Selected by Advisement (9 credits)

  • one "film and society" course
  • two additional film studies courses

Elective options come from a variety of disciplines and departments and may vary according to availability. Recent elective courses have included the following:

  • ANT 304 Native American Images in Film and Media
  • CMC 200 Introduction to Digital Video
  • CMC 348 Video Production
  • CMC 372 Film as Social Commentary
  • CMC 446 Advanced Electronic Production
  • CMC 451 Documentary Production
  • CMC 463 Media and Society
  • HST 354 American Film
  • MUS 401 India Film Music
  • WMS 261 Queer Film and TV

Department of English

Department Chair: Jennifer Haytock
Location: Liberal Arts 230
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Phone: (585) 395-2503
Fax: (585) 395-2391

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Faculty & Staff

Sharon L Allen Ph.D
(Princeton University)
Associate Professor

Robert Baker
Coordinator of Composition

Ralph W Black Ph.D
(New York University)
Associate Professor + Co-Director, Writers Forum

Miriam E Burstein Ph.D
(University Of Chicago)

Austin M Busch Ph.D
(Indiana University-Bloomington)
Associate Professor

Michael S Chojnowski MA
(SUNY At Fredonia)

Barbara-Ann Clifton MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Brooke A Conti Ph.D
(Yale University)
Associate Professor

April Daniels MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Stephen Fellner Ph.D
(University Of Utah)
Associate Professor

T Gregory Garvey Ph.D
(University Of Wisconsin-Madison)

Monica Gilligan MS
(SUNY At Buffalo)

Jennifer Haytock Ph.D
(University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill)
Professor and Chair

Janie W Hinds Ph.D
(University Of Tulsa)

Latasha Johnson MS
(Saint John Fisher College)
Graduate Assistant

Stefan Jurasinski Ph.D
(Indiana University-Kokomo)
Associate Professor

Alissa G Karl Ph.D
(University Of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Associate Professor

Alicia L Kerfoot Ph.D
(McMaster University)
Assistant Professor

J Roger Kurtz Ph.D
(University Of Iowa)
Prof English + Interim Chair African + African Amer Studies

Sarah Liu BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Jerremy Lorch BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Travis Matteson MA
(Saint Bonaventure University)
Adjunct Lecturer

Shayna J Neer BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Meg A Norcia Ph.D
(University Of Florida)
Associate Professor

Megan L Obourn Ph.D
(New York University)
Associate Professor

Anne M Panning Ph.D
(University Of Hawaii At Manoa)
Professor + Co-Director, Writers Forum

Sandra J Parker
Teaching Assistant

Kristen Proehl Ph.D
(College Of William And Mary)
Assistant Professor

Sidney Rosenzweig Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)

Michael D Slater Ph.D
(Northwestern University)
Assistant Professor

Carter Soles Ph.D
(University Of Oregon)
Assistant Professor

Althea Tait Ph.D
(Morgan State University)
Assistant Professor

Sevinc Turkkan Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Visiting Assistant Professor

Susan L Vasquez BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Secretary 1

James Whorton Ph.D
(University Of Southern Mississippi)
Associate Professor + Associate Chair

Kelley W Zanghi MA
(SUNY At Fredonia)