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Film Studies Collection

Adeane Bregman

Collection Overview
The collection supports the study and research needs of faculty and students in the Film Studies program.  The program includes courses in filmmaking, digital non-linear editing, American film history, screenwriting, film criticism, world cinema, American directors, American film genres, history of European cinema, Russian Cinema, Latin American Cinema, Eastern European film, political fiction film, German film from 1933-1945, documentary film, propaganda film, Irish Political film.  Monographs, serials, DVDs, videocassettes, and electronic resources are selected to support the study of film.

Both an undergraduate major and an undergraduate minor are available in film studies. The major is designed to provide a foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical experience and to prepare students for further studies and professional involvement in the industry. The Film Studies minor assists students in developing critical and technical abilities in film. | View selected resources ยป

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Interdisciplinary Elements of Subject Area The subject areas of the Film Studies relate to English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology, History, Communication, Music, Theatre Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies. 

Formats and Types of Materials
Formats collected include print, electronic, microform, and audiovisual. Types of materials include monographs, serials, reference works, videocassettes, DVDs, laserdiscs, and CDs.

English is the primary language of the collection, although the collection does include items in French, Italian, and other languages.

Geographic Area Coverage
The United States and Europe have been primary areas of interest, but the program has added courses in Latin American and World Cinema. Monographs and films are being collected to support these courses.

Time Periods
Film is a relatively new development, therefore, works of the twentieth century are the primary focus of the collection.

Dates of Publication
Emphasis is on current imprints with some retrospective purchases to support new department or faculty research interests.