Film Studies Minor


To earn the interdisciplinary minor in film studies, a student must complete 28 adviser-approved film credits to include the following:


FILM 131Film Analysis


Eng 304Critical Theory of Cinema


20 elective credits from the Film curriculum with at least 12 carrying numbers 300 or above


Total Credit Hours: 28

Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling department minor requirements. All courses for the minor must receive a grade of C or above.

At least 16 credits of film studies courses must be taken in residence at Portland State University. Credits will be applicable to the student’s major when appropriate.

*Students may elect to pursue the film studies minor in the School of Film, English Department or Communications Department, and should consult the School/Department’s film advisor for a complete list of courses that would apply to the minor from offerings in each School/Department.