Upon completion of the degree, majors will be able to:
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)
FAMS 240: Film and Media Analysis
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:
Up to two of these requirements may be met in overlay courses. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education. (3-9 Hours)
Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:
It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.
Select 3 courses from the following:
At least one of the above history courses must be from outside the U.S.
Select 1 course from the following:
These courses develop skills essential for success in the major and are prerequisite for some downstream electives.
Select 4 courses from the following:
Major Electives (21 hours)In choosing their electives, majors are expected to individualize their programs of study while becoming broadly knowledgeable about the diverse and increasingly interconnected global media landscape. Students are encouraged to pursue internships, study abroad opportunities, and graduation with leadership distinction.
Production Requirement (3 hours) Majors are expected to cultivate an understanding of the media they study by learning about the production process. Select one of the following.
300 Level Electives (12 credit hours)Electives at this level provide a breadth of knowledge while allowing students to focus on topics of interest to them.
Additional Electives (6 hours)To complete the major, students should select from the following two courses that will develop skills and deepen knowledge aquired through their previous selection of courses. At least one of these must be a FAMS CC-INT course.
The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. The cognate may be taken in one or more departments or programs, depending on the interests of the student and the judgment of the advisor.
Courses offered by departments and programs that are acceptable for cognate credit are outlined in the section titled Courses Acceptable for Cognate Credit in Degree Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For cognate course offerings in other colleges, consult the appropriate sections of this bulletin. Some major programs have specific cognate requirements.
It should be emphasized that the cognate is not a second set of elective courses to be chosen at random by the student. The cognate must be approved by the major advisor as being related to the major field of study. Students are urged to consult their major advisors for specific requirements in their major.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the cognate.
For Bachelor of Arts degrees, all cognate courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
In place of the cognate a student in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.) The subject area of the minor may be related to the major. Students pursuing interdisciplinary minors who wish to use courses in their major department for minor credit must petition the College Committee on Scholastic Standards and Petitions for permission to do so.
The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. It differs from the cognate inasmuch as the courses must be concentrated in one area and must follow a structured sequence. Interdisciplinary minors can be designed with the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs and advising.
Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. At least half of the courses in the minor must be completed in residence at the University.
A list of minor programs of study can be found at Programs A-Z.
No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, or vocational nature may apply as credit toward degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification on inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences
Film and Media studies seeks changes to the major consistent with current student needs, staffing, and trends in our discipline as well as with University and College initiatives.
We have revised our required theory course (formerly Film and Media Theory and Criticism) to function as a foundations course (Media, Power, and Everyday Life) that will provide the entry-level experience our students need. We have also added a required course on Global Media Industries, to broaden our students' geographical scope, encourage study abroad, and reflect the growth of the relatively new subfield of media industries studies.
In addition, Film and Media Studies seeks more clearly to specify an intermediate tier of major courses and to bring the overall organization of the major in line with University-wide degree mapping. In this intermediate tier, we seek to clarify distribution requirements that had become muddled over time as we added faculty and as our discipline's focus shifted.
Finally, we seek to clean-up dormant elective options. Several of these involve relationships with other units that have changed due to curricular changes in those units or to the departure of the faculty members who were teaching the courses. At the same time, we are developing a new relationship with Global Studies through the Global Media Industries course.
The College of Arts and Sciences has no objections to this change of program.Ginger Nickles OsborneAssistant Dean for Enrollment Management
The Department of English has no objections to this change of program.
This will impact the Media Arts curriculum in the School of Visual Art and Design, but we believe that it will help streamline our current joint-offerings while improving the potential for students who wish to share their courseload between SVAD and FAMS.
- Evan Meaney
Area Coordinator / MART / SVAD
The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures has no objections to this change of program
Department Chair, LLC
Anthropology has no objections to this change of program.
Department Chair, Anthropology
Dear Professor Cooper,
The Department of Theater and Dance would like to formally state that we have no objection to the changes that you have proposed for the new major and minor curriculum in the Film and Media Studies Program. We support the Film and Media Studies initaitves to implement regular course offerings between our two departments. We appreciate the consultation, and we look forward to working with the Film and Media Studies Program in the future.
Robert RichmondDepartment Chair and Artistic DirectorDepartment of Theater and Dance
Hi Mark, I am so sorry about the delay in getting back to you! HIST has no objection to you removing it from the major. Best, ChristineChristine Caldwell AmesChair, Department of History
Hi Mark:I talked with our undergraduate director and the undergraduate committee. They are just fine with what you are proposing until we have someone who can teach those courses again.
Chair of Political Science
Dear Mark,The department is fine with this change, and I hope that Anne will continue to stay in the loop and propose some courses that would work well in the new setting.
Michael DicksonProfessor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by October 20, 2017, noon it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for consideration at the upcoming Faculty Senate meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in November, and you still would be able to get it approved for the next bulletin.
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thanks, John. -- Mark
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
Minor revisions. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.