Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in World Cinemas

The multidisciplinary programs in World Cinemas allow students to explore the major trends that have shaped the Seventh Art from its birth to its current state. Comprising courses not only from various departments in the Faculty of Arts (Communication, English, Français, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music and Visual Arts), but also from Saint Paul University, the programs give students the knowledge they need to better appreciate the world’s greatest cinematographic works and the legacy they have left for all humanity. What’s more, as globalization transforms the world and as cultural products cross borders with increasing speed, cinema is both a particularly effective tool to help us know ourselves and others, and a catalyst for more productive personal and cross-cultural understanding and dialogue.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Major in World Cinemas

Minor

  • Minor in World Cinemas

Language of instruction

These programs are offered in English and in French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

These programs lead to careers in:

  • Film Director, Editor, Producer
  • Journalist
  • Film Critic
  • Technician and production coordinator in film, television and theatre
  • Teaching positions after completion of a degree in education

This program is a major asset in the international marketplace.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uOttawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students in World Cinemas.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN WORLD CINEMA - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)

Notes

6 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

3 credits must be at the 4000 level

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

42 credits

(14 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing

3 course credits from:
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking
PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 course credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
ENG1121 Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

3 credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy : Themes and Texts

 

 

 

First program Major in World Cinema

42 credits

(14 courses)

CIN2101 History of cinema : 1895-1960

CIN2102 History of cinema II: since 1960

 

CIN3101 Cinema, nation and identity

CIN3103 Theories of cinema

CIN4101 Film Analysis

CIN3197 Canadian and Quebec Cinema I: fiction
or
CIN3198 Canadian and Quebec Cinema II: documentary

12 credits from List A1
12 credits from List B2

Second program Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year

Students must add a second program, either a 42-credit major or a 30-credit minor, selected from any of a number of disciplines
offered by the Telfer School of Management or by the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors.
However, these majors require 51 to 60 credits.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program.

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second program:

  • In the major option, students must take 24 elective credits (8 courses).
  • In the minor option, students must take 36 elective credits (12 courses).

 

List A

ALG3330 Cinema in the German Speaking Countries
ARB3101 Arabic Cinema and Visual Media
ASI3111 East Asian Cinemas
CIN3121 African Cinema
CIN3122 French Cinema
CIN3123 Indigenous Cinema
CIN3124 American Cinema
CIN3197 Canadian and Quebec Cinema I: fiction
CIN3198 Canadian and Quebec Cinema II: documentary
ESP2101 Spanish and Latin American Cinema
FRE3744 La francophonie par les films
ITA1113 Italian Cinema
PLN2102 Polish Post-War Cinema
POR3101 Literature and Cinema of the Portuguese Speaking Countries
RUS2104 Russian Cinema
YDD2104 Yiddish Literature and Film

 

List B

CIN3110 Special Topics in Film Studies
CIN4121 International Queer Cinema
CIN4122 Cinema and Intermediality
CIN4150 Seminar in World Cinemas
CIN4151 Special Topic on Genres Films
CMN2167 Video I
ENG2140 Literature and Film
ESP3901 Cinéma et littérature hispaniques/Hispanic Cinema and Literature
MUS2310 Music in the Movies
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