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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Cinema, BA


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Program Requirements


As an interdisciplinary program, the Bachelor of Arts in World Cinema allows students to study cinema, along with related media, within a broad approach, incorporating fields such as art, history, philosophy, theatre, languages, communications, literary and film studies. The major prepares students to analyze cinema as a venue of global exchange where art, communication and information move across borders. The curriculum offers students access to audio-visual literacy with an international perspective. Students engage in a summer study-abroad program or an internship to gain exposure to diverse cinematic traditions and specific film-related practices.

In the World Cinema major, students acquire skills in visual analysis, project planning and presentation, and creative video/digital practice, and gain awareness of the cultural, economic and historical forces that impact the course of cinematic production, distribution and exhibition. The major is designed to initiate theoretical and practical training for students who want to pursue advanced degrees in arts and humanities or enter careers in teaching, journalism, filmmaking, digital media, audio-visual archives and libraries, tourism, advertising, film criticism, industrial video documentation, and community outreach.

The program of study consists of 39 credits. All students take a 15-credit core of required courses that consists of an introduction to world cinema (LANG 2540 ); an upper-division introductory course to film studies (WCIN 3570 ); a film theory and criticism course (WCIN 4510 ); a capstone seminar (WCIN 4960 ); and three credits of an internship or a study abroad experience (WCIN 4040  or WCIN 4990 ). In addition, students take nine credits of the Critical Approaches to Film and Media Requirement (Group I), nine credits of the Film in International Context Requirement (Group II); and six credits of the Creative Approaches Requirement (Group III).

Group I


Critical Approaches to Film and Media Requirement

(Nine Credits)

Special topics courses in various departments may also meet this requirement. Students should check the program’s website for a list of other qualifying courses in a specific term, and should be aware that a course substitution form must be submitted in order for such a course(s) to count towards the completion of major and graduation requirements.

Group II


Film in International Context Requirement

(Nine Credits)

Special topics courses in various departments may also meet this requirement. Students should check the program’s website for a list of other qualifying courses in a specific term, and should be aware that a course substitution form must be submitted in order for such a course(s) to count towards the completion of major and graduation requirements.

Group III


Creative Approaches Requirement

(Six Credits):

Special topics courses in various departments may also meet this requirement. Students should check the program’s website for a list of other qualifying courses in a specific term, and should be aware that a course substitution form must be submitted in order for such a course(s) to count towards the completion of major and graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Modern Language Requirement 4 Credits 3
  • Natural Science with Lab Requirement 4 Credits 2
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
Credit Hours: 14

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

120 Total Semester Hours


1 Select from ANTH 2010 , GEOG 1030 , HIST 1730 , HIST 1930 .

2 See General Education Requirements .

3 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

4 Select from ENGL 2020 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2140 , ENGL 2150 .

5 Any General Education Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) course, except ENGL 3570 , ENGL 4540 , THEA 2100 , and THEA 2790 .

6 See course lists in Groups I, II and III.

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