Department of English & Film Studies
The Film Studies program at Laurier places an emphasis on international film history, the distinctive character of film as a medium, and individual films as texts. Our courses explore questions of film genre, gender, aesthetics, theory, and technological transformation - placing film in the context of the liberal arts and in relation to a wide variety of cultural, historical and political concerns. Through regular screenings, discussion, readings and assignments, our courses provide opportunities for students to think and write critically about film. In the wide range of courses offered, students perform close textual analyses of film texts, exploring issues of aesthetics and representation. Students also investigate the commercial, historical, political, and economic contexts that affect and govern the production of film. Students will acquire skills that promote intellectual growth, critical and interdisciplinary thinking, and successful careers after university.
Honours BA, Honours BA in combination and Minor:
- Honours BA Film Studies
- Honours BA Film Studies in Combination with another Honours BA Program
- Film Production Option
- Film Studies Minor
- Film Studies courses at the 100 level consist of 3 lecture/tutorial hours and 2 film-viewing hours. Courses at the 200, 300 and 400 level consist of 3 lecture/discussion hours and 2 film-viewing hours. Films are in English or with English subtitles. Senior Film Studies courses are not available to Year 1 students.
- Prerequisites: 300-level courses are open to students who have completed 1.0 credit in FS courses.
The 400 level seminar courses given below, are available to Year 4 Honours Film Studies students only. Other students may be admitted by permission of the department.
|FS101||Film and Narrative||0.5|
|FS102||Film and the Image||0.5|
|FS103||Film and Genre||0.5|
|FS209||Special Topics in Film Studies||0.5|
|FS235||The Art Film Director||0.5|
|FS240||Film History to 1950||0.5|
|FS241||Film History since 1950||0.5|
|FS246||German Film ||0.5|
|FS254||Science Fiction Film||0.5|
|FS258||Film Musical ||0.5|
|FS260||Youth Culture in Film||0.5|
|FS264||American Film, 1929-1969||0.5|
|FS265||The War Film ||0.5|
|FS270||The Animated Film||0.5|
|FS275||The Business of Film ||0.5|
|FS280||Audiences & Film Fandom ||0.5|
|FS301||Contemporary European Film||0.5|
|FS309||Special Topics in Film Studies||0.5|
|FS333||East Asian Film||0.5|
|FS341||Classical Film Theory||0.5|
|FS342||Contemporary Film Theory||0.5|
|FS344||American Film since 1969||0.5|
|FS345||Film Theory and Mass Media||0.5|
|FS346||Film Theory and Gender ||0.5|
|FS349||Film Theory and Melodrama||0.5|
|FS361||Horror and Gothic Film||0.5|
|FS363||Brecht, Godard, Hollywood||0.5|
|FS366||The Cinematic City||0.5|
|FS370||Intro to Video Editing ||0.5|
|FS371||Advanced Video Editing ||0.5|
|FS374||Screenwriting & Directing ||0.5|
|FS443||Topics in Gender and Genre||0.5|
|FS444||Topics in Film and the Other Arts||0.5|
|FS446||Topics in Film and History||0.5|
|FS447||Topics in Film and Technology||0.5|
Senate Deletion April 15, 2015: FS362 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revision May 28, 2015: FS440 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revision May 28, 2015: FS280 New course; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revision May 28, 2015: FS371 New course; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revision May 28, 2015: FS374 New course; effective September 1, 2015.