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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cinema Studies, B.A.

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Program Website: oakland.edu/cinemastudies/

Cinema Studies

Cinema studies at Oakland University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of the ways in which motion pictures are created, experienced and valued in our culture and around the world. Students in cinema studies will work closely with OU faculty to gain a thorough understanding of film history, become acquainted with various critical approaches to the study of film and receive instruction in elements of film production. This wide-ranging and intensive program will provide cinema studies majors and minors with the critical-thinking and communication skills to enter careers within the film industry and a variety of other professions. In addition, students will be well-prepared to pursue cinema studies or other academic disciplines at the graduate level.

Program honors

Departmental honors may be awarded to graduating cinema studies majors for outstanding achievement.


Requirements for the liberal arts major in cinema studies, B.A. program

The cinema studies major shall require a total of 48 credit hours. Only 16 transfer credits may be counted towards the cinema studies major. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least a 2.0 may be counted towards the cinema studies major.

1. Four introductory-level credits selected from


No more than two non-CIN designated courses in this category may be counted toward the cinema studies major.