Provides the foundation for the study of globalized film and media industries.
As part of a significant curriculum revision, Film and Media Studies is adding this course to its major requirements. It reflects increasing interest in the subflied of media industry studies among our majors and faculty (as in our discipline). It provides a foundation in the methods developed by that subfiled. Equally importantly, it exposes students to global varieites of media production, bolstering an area of the FAMS curriculum that has been underdeveloped and supporing the Global Studies major as well. Relatedly, we hope this course, taken early in the FAMS major, will increase interest in study abroad and other beyond the classroom oporunities.
This course is essential to the new major in Global Studies, which already has close to one hundred students enrolled. It especially contributes importantly to the new concentration within the GS Major, "Leadership in the Global Economy," since it directly speaks to the economics side of Film Studies, and in a global setting. GS students will be excited to have this course.
College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
Director, Program in Global Studies
A separate New Course Proposal (NCP) should be submitted for GLST 310. As well, it is best practice to keep the course numbers the same between departments.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair