Film Studies

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Film Studies at Rhodes College offers a critical understanding of the history, theory, and criticism of moving images. Interdisciplinary by design, Film Studies course offerings are drawn from Art, English, History, and Modern Languages and Literatures, providing students with analytical tools for evaluating varied film styles and movements and their relationship to other cultural phenomena. More broadly, Film Studies courses stress the key components of a solid liberal arts education, with strong emphasis on critical thinking, effective and engaging writing, informed research and analysis across disciplines, and an appreciation of diverse ideas and interpretive methodologies. Film Studies is one of the fastest growing areas of concentration at American colleges and universities, largely because in today′s multimedia world, audio-visual literacy has become essential for careers in a variety of professional fields, including writing, business, education, government, public relations, and entertainment.