Curriculum: Fall 2006 - Summer 2013

The Screen Arts & Cultures major requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, plus the prerequisites that total 10 credit hours.

Required Prerequisites to the SAC Major

SAC 236 - The Art of Film
SAC 272 - Classical Film Theory

plus one History course:

SAC 352 - Film History, Origins to the French New Wave
or SAC - 353 Film History, Post New Wave
or SAC - 355  Television History

The student must have grades of C- or above in each of these three courses in order to declare the SAC major. Total prerequisite hours: 10.

Core Required Courses

General major requirements (18 credit hours)

ONE COURSE IN HISTORY FROM THE FOLLOWING (cannot duplicate the course chosen for the prerequisite):

SAC 352 - Film History, Origins to the French New Wave
SAC 353 - Film History, Post New Wave
SAC 355 - Television History 

ONE COURSE IN FILM THEORY FROM THE FOLLOWING:

SAC 372 - Film Theory
SAC 375 - Television Criticism and Theory
SAC 376 - New Media Theory
SAC 461 - Explorations in Feminist Film Theory

INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION COURSE:

SAC 290 Introduction to Media Production 

TWO PRODUCTION OR WRITING COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING: 

SAC 300 - Dramatic Narrative I 
SAC 301 - Documentary I 
SAC 302 - Television I 
SAC 304 - The Experimental Screen I
SAC 306 - New Media Practices I 
SAC 310 - Screenwriting I: The Feature Script (required for screenwriting subconcentrators) 
SAC 311 - Writing for Television : The Spec Script

ONE COURSE IN NATIONAL, REGIONAL, OR TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA FROM THE FOLLOWING:

SAC 250 /Judaic 250- Jewish Film
SAC 313/Slavic 313 - Russian and Ukrainian Cinema
SAC 314/Polish 314 - Polish Cinema
SAC 315/Czech 315 - Czech Cinema
SAC 332/German 330 - German Cinema
SAC 333/German 333 - Fascist Cinema
SAC 341/ALC 341- Bollywood and Beyond: Intro to Popular Indian Cinema
SAC 365 - Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Television
SAC 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies
SAC 380/Spanish 380/AmCult 380 - Studies in Transnational Media
SAC 440/CAAS 440 - African Cinema
SAC 441 - National Screens
SAC 442/CAAS 442 - Third World Cinema
SAC 470/CAAS 470 - Cultural Cinema
SAC 485 - The Global Screen

Electives

Totalling 12 hours with no more than one class in production or screenwriting from the following: (P = Production or Screenwriting Courses)

SAC 304 - The Experimental Screen I (P)
SAC 307 - Film Analysis for Filmmakers
SAC 309 - Screenplay as Literature (Studies elective that is required for Screenwriting Sub-Major.)
SAC 313/Slavic 313 - Russian and Ukrainian Cinema
SAC 314/Polish 314 - Polish Cinema
SAC 315/Czech 315 - Czech Cinema
SAC 316 - Screening Italian-Americans
SAC 320 - Documentary Film
SAC 325 - New Line and New Hollywood Cinema
SAC 330/English 330 - Major Director (rotating topics)
SAC 331/English 331 - Film Genres and Types (rotating topics)
SAC 333/German 333 - Fascist Cinema
SAC 340 - Writing Film Criticism
SAC 350 - The Silent Screen: Arts and Cultures
SAC 354 - New Media History
SAC 361/WS 361 - Women and Film
SAC 365 - Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Television
SAC 366 - Film, Television and Popular Culture (rotating topics)
SAC 367 - Introduction to Digital Media Studies
SAC 368 - Topics in Digital Media Studies (rotating topics)
SAC 380/Spanish 380/Am Cult 380 - Studies in Transnational Media
SAC 381 - Latinas/os and the Media
SAC 400 - Dramatic Narrative II (P)
SAC 401 - Documentary II (P)
SAC 402 - Television II (P)
SAC 404 - The Experimental Screen II (P)
SAC 406 - New Media Practices II (P)
SAC 410 - Screenwriting II: The Rewrite (P)
SAC 411 - Writing for Television II: Pilots (P)
SAC 422 - Topics in Avant-Garde Film
SAC 423 - Practicum for the Screenwriter/Dramatic Narrative III (P)
SAC 427 - Screenwriting III (P)
SAC 440/CAAS 400 - African Cinema
SAC 441 - National Screens (rotating topics)
SAC 442 - Third World Cinema
SAC 451/AC 490 - American Film Genres
SAC 455 - Topics in Film (rotating topics)
SAC 460 - Technology and the Moving Image
SAC 461/WS 461 - Explorations in Feminist Film Theory
SAC 470/CAAS 470 - Cultural Cinema
SAC 475 - Cultural Studies and Critical Theory in Film and Screen Media
SAC 485 - The Global Screen
Non-Major Offerings:
SAC 308 - Screenwriting for Non-Majors


With the exception of those cross-listed classes noted above, other film, digital media, and television courses offered outside of Screen Arts & Cultures will be considered for elective credit on a case-by-case basis. Students should consult with their major advisor before taking such a course with the intention of using it to fulfill the SAC major electives requirement.


TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS WITHIN THE MAJOR = 30


**The major requires a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the prerequisites (10 hours). A Grade of C- or better must be achieved in any course beyond the prerequisites taken to satisfy major requirements.