Minor in International Cinema Studies

The minor in International Cinema Studies is for students who love visual media and want to develop skills in critical analysis, writing, and interpretation along with knowledge about cinema theory, history, and diverse cultures. The ICS minor is a great addition to a major in the Humanities for a media-oriented student as it allows for a deeper focus on cinema, media studies, and international contexts than most majors are able to support. It is also a great addition for majors from outside the college of Humanities who need their cinema fix and something to help them round out their education with course work that will make them better communicators, writers, and thinkers.

The complete up-to-date list of requirements for the ICS minor can be found in the university catalog.

For additional questions including information about how to sign up for the minor, contact program coordinator, Prof. Doug Weatherford (douglas_weatherford@byu.edu).

Program Requirements


Note: Fren 317 & Ital 317 are equivalent, as are Germ 217 & Scand 217. Any of these four courses could be used in either Requirement 1 or Requirement 2.

Requirement 3 (Complete 3.0 hours from the following courses)

Complete three credit hours total of the following: (Note: The two registrations MUST BE COMPLETED DURING TWO SEPARATE SEMESTERS/TERMS.)
REQUIREMENT 4 Complete 1 course

Requirement 5 (Complete 1 course)

Any 400-level course on a cinematic topic offered by a department in the College of Humanities may be used to fulfill the above requirement. See the advisement center.

Requirement 6 (Complete 1 course)

Upcoming Classes in International Cinema Studies Include:

NOTE: This list of courses does not include approved TMA offerings that might also be used to fulfill the ICS minor.

NOTE 2: See the university class schedule for more details.

SUMMER 2022


CHIN 342 Chinese Film in Translation (3 credits), Prof. Steve Riep. Description: Survey course covering the silent era to the present, including selections from Republican China, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Taught in English.

 

FALL 2022


ICS 290R  International Cinema (1.5 credits), Prof. Doug Weatherford (douglas_weatherford@byu.edu). Description: Students view films showing at the International Cinema and discuss them in a seminar setting.

ICS  491  International Cinema Capstone (1 credit, contact instructor for add code), Prof. Marc Olivier. Description: Final course taken by International Cinema Studies minors.

CL CV 261  Greek and Latin Literature in Film (3 credits), Prof. Roger Macfarlane. Description: Literature and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome as depicted in modern film with attendant problems of accuracy and historicity Taught in English.

ENGL 345  Literature and Film (3 credits), Prof. TBA. Description: Emphasis on film as an interpretation of texts. Includes International Cinema. Taught in English.

FREN/ITAL 317  French and Italian Cinema (3 credits), Prof. Dan Paul. Description: Background for understanding and appreciating the best of motion picture art in France and Italy. Taught in English; no knowledge of French or Italian required.

ITAL 448/ICS 490R  Studies in Visual Culture (Gender and Genre in Film) (3 credits), Prof. Dan Paul. Description: Explores the intersections of gender and genre, drawing on multiple theoretical frameworks to answer questions about how Italian cinema is gendered. Taught in English.

PHIL 214 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (3 credits), Prof. Derek Haderlie. Description: The experience of beauty in nature, in literature, and in the arts. Approximately 1/3 of this course will discuss film topics. Taught in English.

SPAN 449R/ICS 490R Lorca, Dalí, Buñuel (3 credits), Prof. Greg Stallings. Description: Examination of three iconic figures of first half of twentieth century in Spain: Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí, and Luis Buñuel. Approximately 1/3 of this course will cover film topics. Taught in Spanish.

WINTER 2023


ICS 290R  International Cinema (1.5 credits), Prof. Marc Olivier. Description: Students view films showing at the International Cinema and discuss them in a seminar setting.

ICS 390/IHUM 390R  Film and Media Theory (3 credits), Prof. TBA. Description: Studying historical and contemporary film and media theory and applying it to the analysis of film and other visual media.

ICS  491  International Cinema Capstone (1 credit, contact instructor for add code), Doug Weatherford (douglas_weatherford@byu.edu). Description: Final course taken by International Cinema Studies minors.

FREN/ITAL 317  French and Italian Cinema (3 credits), Prof. TBA. Description: Background for understanding and appreciating the best of motion picture art in France and Italy. Taught in English; no knowledge of French or Italian required.

SPAN 457R/ICS 490R. Film Connections between Mexico and the United States (3 credits), Prof. Doug Weatherford. Description: An examination of Mexican and US filmmakers who cross the border to make movies in their neighboring country. Taught in Spanish.

ADDITIONAL COURSES TO BE ADDED…

Program Coordinator:
Professor Douglas J. Weatherford

Co-Director BYU International Cinema, Professor of Hispanic Literature and Film, Spanish & Portuguese

3169
(801)-422-4941
douglas_weatherford@byu.edu
Website

Program Co-Coordinator,

Marc Olivier

Professor, French & Italian

3127 JFSB
(801)-422-5950
olivier@byu.edu
Website