Film & Media Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N429

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Film and Media Studies. All courses with the FMS prefix are acceptable for minor credit. Consult the FMS department for the list of optional interdisciplinary Guided Electives. At least nine (9) hours must be taken at the upper-division level. Note: JMC courses may NOT be used to satisfy requirements for the minor.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Film & Media Studies.

Required Courses

A minimum grade of C or better is required in all courses presented for FMS minor credit.

Required Courses
FMS 1013Introduction to Film and Media Studies3
FMS 2013Film and Media History to 19603
or FMS 2023 Film and Media History: 1960 to Present
Choose four courses from coursework approved for FMS major credit, including at least 9 upper-division hours 112
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved February 2015