Many study abroad locations will offer coursework that will count towards the General Education Program requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to the language requirement, it is relatively common for students to complete the following Gen Eds abroad: Humanities, Social Sciences, Historical Perspectives, Foreign Civilization & Culture, and Fine Arts. Study Abroad approves GEP courses, so please discuss potential classes with an advisor.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires that all majors acquire either fourth-semester competency or the departmental equivalent in a foreign language. If you need to complete your foreign language requirement, you could consider studying abroad to immerse yourself in a language and complete this requirement in as little as one semester.
Taking elective courses abroad is exciting because you have the chance to explore a topic you might never study in the U.S.
Cinematic Arts Major Courses and Electives
The Cinematic Arts department offers two different BAs:
The BA in Cinema
In addition to meeting General Education requirements for the B.A. degree, cinema majors complete a minimum of 33 semester hours with the following distribution:
48:001 Introduction to Film Analysis 3 s.h.
48:025 Introduction to Critical Reading and Viewing 3 s.h.
48:034 Modes of Filmmaking 4 s.h.
48:095 Undergraduate Seminar 3 s.h.
One of the following three courses in theory 3 s.h.
48:030 Introduction to Film Theory
48:100 Introduction to Critical Theory
48:120 Issues in Film Theory
One film studies or film production course at the 100 level 3 s.h.
14 additional hours of CCL courses, including at least 9 hours of advanced
film studies or film and video production courses (above 48:050).