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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Arts and Sciences Transfer - Film Studies (A.A.)

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Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Film Studies (A.A.)

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Film Studies Program

Purpose: For students interested in pursuing professional training, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment by concentrating in film study.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements

The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111  or HIS 112  or HIS 113  or HIS 114  or HIS 211  or HIS 212  or HIS 214 ). 

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits

Area of Concentration 29 credits

Technology Requirement: 3 credits

Electives: 5 credits

Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as elective.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by ART 106 .

Wellness Requirement

Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity in understanding and participating in expression through film.
  4. Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  5. Discuss social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
  6. Produce and refine audio and visual components of timed media through the use of current production technology.
  7. Analyze the form and content of timed media and express it in writing. 
  8. Discuss the aesthetic and cultural history of timed media. 

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. 

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