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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Film Minor

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Since its early days, cinema has been one of the most influential art forms of the twentieth century. Uniquely situated in the “film” city of Cairo, the Minor in Film at AUC integrates historical, theoretical, regional and topical studies of the subject, including exposure to the practical study of filmmaking. The general curriculum of this program covers the following areas: the development of cinema as an art form; the impact of cinema on culture and society; the history, thematic and stylistic trends within Egyptian and Arab cinemas; the development of theoretical and practical background and appreciation of the art of filmmaking; the aesthetic techniques used in production; and the relationship between cinema and the increasingly mediated visual cultures of the world.


All intended Film minors must complete 18 credit-hours of course work that begins with a prerequisite foundations course:

Complete three survey courses (9 cr.)


Choose two electives (6 cr.) from the remaining courses in Film. Among these two electives, at least one course should be on the 400 level.  All film courses may fulfill humanities requirements.

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