Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Film and Media – Minor (Arts)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Film and Media.
Plan: Consists of 30.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2022-2023 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Film, Media and Screen Cultures
or FILM 104 and FILM 106
or BADR 100 and FILM 104
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction to Animation
Research and Writing Methods for Film and Media
Writing Foundations for Film and Media
The Horror Film
Science Fiction Cinema
Historical Inquiry
Animated Feature Films from Disney to Ghibli
The Comedy Film
Critical Inquiry
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Media and Cultural Studies
Media and Popular Culture
Digital Media Theory
2. Option
A. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
ANIM at the 300-level or above
FILM at the 300-level or above
FILM_Centric_Options at the 300-level or above
MAPP at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
ANIM at the 200-level or above
FILM at the 200-level or above
FILM_Centric_Options at the 200-level or above
MAPP at the 200-level or above
Total Units30.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 6.00 units may be taken from FILM_Centric_Options. 

4. Notes

A. The Minor/General Plan does not include production courses.  Enrolment in a FILM Major, FILM Joint Honours, COCA, or MAPP Plan is required for access to production courses.

B. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Film and Media Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Cinema Focused Options
ARTH 203Art and Popular Culture3.00
ARTH 303Issues in Contemporary Art and Popular Culture3.00
ARTH 319Art in the Age of the Internet3.00
CWRI 295Introduction to Creative Writing in Short Fiction and Poetry3.00
CWRI 397The Literary Screenplay3.00
DEVS 306Cuban Culture and Society l3.00
DEVS 307Cuban Culture and Society ll Havana3.00
DRAM 205Theatre and Pop Culture3.00
HIST 220Jews on Film3.00
LLCU 200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
LLCU 206Rebel Cities3.00
LLCU 207Representations of Business in the Movies3.00
LLCU 209Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City3.00
LLCU 214Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth3.00
LLCU 226Italian Literature and Cinema3.00
LLCU 249Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture3.00
LLCU 308From Fellini to Benigni3.00
LLCU 309The Films of Pedro Almodóvar3.00
LLCU 325Is Less More? Historic and Current Cultural Aspects of Minimalism and Reduction3.00
LLCU 326Film in the New Europe3.00
LLCU 328Gender, Development and Film in Latin America3.00
RELS 137Religion and Film3.00
SPAN 458Film y Politica en Argentina3.00