Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Film & New Media Studies



These courses are available for the fall 2014 semester.


The following courses are required for the FNMS major:

ENG 231 Introduction to New Media
ENG 258 Introduction to Film Studies
ARTS 260 Production I: Visual Storytelling with Film and Video
(or ARTS 261 Video Production I)
COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
or COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design

ENG 401 Senior Seminar

The courses listed below can be taken toward the completion of the FNMS major:

Area A: Theory, History and Criticism

ENG 249 Hollywood Genres
ENG 250 Film History I: Cinema to 1940
ENG 257 Race and Racism in United States Cinema
ENG 331 Digital Culture
ENG 348 Sexual Politics of Film Noir
ENG 376 Literary and Cultural Theory
MUSC 316 Music, Sound and the Moving Image
SOC 175 Media and Society
SOC 305 Community in the Digital Age

Area B: Techniques and Technologies

ARTS 262 Screenwriting
ARTS 264 Introduction to Animation
ARTS 299 Special Topics in Film/Video Production
ARTS 360 Film Production II
ARTS 399 Special Topics in Film/Video Production
COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
COMP 116 Data Structures
COMP 131 Computing for Poets
COMP 155 Intelligent Systems
COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design
FNMS 244 Visualizing Cultural Data

Area C: Global and Regional Contexts

ENG 251 Introduction to World Cinema
ENG 355 Global Cinemas
ENG 356 Third Cinema
FR 246 Introduction to French Cinema
GER 267 Lulu, Lola and Leni: Women of German Cinema
GER 273 Film and German Culture
ITAS 320 Italian Cinema
RUSS 282 Russian Film

Area D: Approved Electives

ARTH 240 Art of the Avant-Gardes, 1900-1945: France, Germany, Italy and Russia
ARTH 250 Modernism and Mass Culture in France, 1848-1914
ARTH 335 Exhibition Design
ARTH 340 Postwar and Contemporary Art, 1945-2000
ECON 288 Foundations of Political Economy
ENG 285 Journalism
ENG 290 Approaches to Literature and Culture
MGMT 205 Marketing
MUSC 272 African American Originals I: Spirituals, Blues and All That Jazz
MUSC 273 African American Originals II: Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Contemporary Jazz
MUSC 275 History of Popular Music in the USA
MUSC 292 Broadway Bound: American Musical Theatre
POLS 331 Principles of Political Advertising
PSY 222 Cognition
PSY 312 Perception
SOC 282 Visual Sociology

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