For information about Web accessibility, please contact the Webmaster at

Haverford College
Haverford College Course Catalog

At Bryn Mawr College: Film Studies, 2010-2011

DescriptionFacultyMinor RequirementsCourses


Students may complete a minor in Film Studies.

Film Studies is an interdisciplinary program of inquiry bringing a range of analytical methods to bear upon films, film audiences, and the social and industrial contexts of film and media production, distribution and exhibition. The courses that comprise the minor in film studies reflect the diversity of approaches in the academic study of cinema. The minor is anchored by core courses in formal analysis, history and theory. Elective courses in particular film styles, directors, national cinemas, genres, areas of theory and criticism, and issues in film and media culture add both breadth and depth to this program of study.

Film Studies is a Bryn Mawr College minor. Students must take a majority of courses on the Bryn Mawr campus; however, minors are encouraged to consider courses offered in the Tri-College consortium and at the University of Pennsylvania. Students should work with the director of the Film Studies Program to develop a minor workplan when declaring the minor.

Back to Top


Homay King, History of Art

Jaime Javier Nasser, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Hoang Tan Nguyen, Assistant Professor

Steering Committee
Timothy Harte, Russian
Homay King, History of Art
Imke Meyer, German and German Studies
Hoang Nguyen, English
Michael Tratner, English (on leave semester I)
Sharon Ullman, History

Back to Top

Minor Requirements

In consultation with the program director, students design a program of study that includes a range of film genres, styles, national cinemas, eras and disciplinary and methodological approaches. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course addressing topics in global or non-western cinema. The minor consists of a total of six courses and must include the following:

  1. One introductory course in the formal analysis of film
  2. One course in film history or an area of film history
  3. One course in film theory or an area of film theory
  4. Three electives

At least one of the six courses must be at the 300 level. Courses that fall into two or more of the above categories may fulfill the requirement of the student's choosing, but may not fulfill more than one requirement simultaneously. Students should consult with their advisers to determine which courses, if any, may count simultaneously for multiple credentials. Final approval is at the discretion of the program director.

Back to Top


HART B110 Identification in the Cinema
HEBR B110 Israeli Cinema
ENGL B205 Introduction to Film
COML B238 History of Cinema, 1895-1945: Silent Film: From the United States to Russia and Beyond (Cross listed in English, History of Art, Russian)
GNST B255 Video Production
ENGL B257 Gender and Technology
GERM B262 Film and the German Literary Imagination: Austrian Cinema from the Silent Era to the Present
ARTW B266 Screenwriting
CITY B293 Topics in Film, Television, and Media: Fragmented Media: Gender Identities (Cross listed in History of Art)
ENGL B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945-Present (Cross listed in History of Art)
ENGL B306 Film Theory (Cross listed in History of Art)
SPAN B318 Literary Adaptation in Spanish Cinema
ENGL B334 Topics in Film Studies: Queer Cinema in a Transnational Frame (Cross listed in History of Art)
ENGL B367 Asian American Film, Video and New Media (Cross listed in History of Art)
HART B205 Introduction to Film

Back to Top