2016-2017 Samford University Catalog 
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2016-2017 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major w/a Concentration in Film Studies (B.A.)

The English major with a concentration in film studies combines a foundation in the study of English literature with a strong film studies component. While studying a fundamental literary subject such as Shakespeare, students will learn about the history of cinema and the contributions of influential auteurs, as well as the complex dynamics between film and literature. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in-depth studies of important genres and pivotal movements or nationalities. The study of film necessarily includes reading films critically, researching current scholarship, and writing original arguments. In the fall semester of their senior year, students will demonstrate their knowledge by writing a thesis that features film exclusively or combines film and literature.

Required Courses

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 29-30 Credits

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English Major with Film Studies Concentration: 44 Credits

General Electives: 32-33 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

ENGL 495 (Senior Seminar)  must be taken during the senior year.