Film Studies - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H   (if not taken in area IV)
Choose any of the following courses for a total of 18 credit hours in Area VI:
ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2311H 
ARTS 2000
ARTS 2050
CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2280H
CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H
CMLT 2500
CMLT(AFAM) 2600
ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H
FILM(AFAM) 2130 or THEA 2131H  
HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H
HIST 2302 or HIST 2312H
HIST 2702 or HIST 2702H
MUSI 2020 or MUSI 2200H
MUSI 2040
MUSI 2060
 MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080    
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H 
PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2400H
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H
PSYC 2530
THEA 2110 
WMST 2010 or WMST 2010H


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (9 hours)

FILM 4250/6250
FILM 4260/6260
FILM 5900/7900  

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General Electives (33 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (12 hours)
Any level (21 hours)

*Film Studies majors are encouraged to pursue a Minor in any of the following areas: a Foreign Language, Art/Art History, Comparative Literature, English, History, Mass Communication, or earn a certificate in New Media Studies.
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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