Intensive study of a specific topic in popular film and media. May be repeated as content varies by title.
As part of a curriculum revision, Film and Media Studies proposes to recreate several courses it has regularly offered as 500 level advanced special topics courses at the more appropriate 300 level. This revision also updates the elective distribution better to accommodate faculty specializations, student needs, and the state of the discipline. This is one of four topics courses designed to accommodate irregularly offered courses and new course development at the intermediate 300 level. Popular Media has long been a core emphasis of our disciipine, and we expect to frequently try out new courses under this rubric. Regularly offered classes in this curricular area will be proposed as stand-alone courses.
It is suggested to add a minimum grade for the two prerequisites listed. For example, a minimum grade of "D" would indicate that the student passed the course. Department may want to list a higher minimum grade, if appropriate. This will allow us to enforce the prerequisite in Banner at the time of registration.
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
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses