Minor in Literature and Film Studies

The Minor in Literature and Film Studies allows students to study cinema both as a specific art form with its own history and "language" and as a medium that emerges in the broader context of literary and other cultural production. Courses focus on specific filmmakers, movements, genres, and eras, as well as on special themes and critical topics in film studies.

The program encourages comparative thinking and offers students the opportunity to engage critically with various issues including the place of technology and visual culture in modernity; the politics of the screen image; the relation between literature and cinema;  the role of cinema in globalism and consumer culture; and how the continuing evolution of the moving image and "screen culture" situates us as readers and as viewers. 

 

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Requirements for the Minor in Literature and Film Studies  

4.0 full credits in English are required:

1. 1.0 credit as follows: 

ENGB70H3 How to Read a Film

ENGB75H3 Cinema and Modernity I or ENGB76H3 Cinema and Modernity II

2. 0.5 credit as follows:

ENGA10H3  Literature and Film for Our Time: Visions and Revisions or ENGA11H3 Literature and Film for Our Time: Dawn of the Digital

3. 1.0 credit from the following: 

ENGB74H3 The Body in Literature and Film

ENGC44H3 Self and Other in Literature and Film

ENGC56H3 Literature and Media: From Page to Screen

ENGC78H3 Dystopian Visions in Fiction and Film 

ENGC82H3 Topics in Cinema Studies

ENGC83H3 World Cinema

ENGD52H3 Cinema: The Auteur Theory 

ENGD62H3 Topics in Postcolonial Literature and Film 

ENGD91H3 Avant-Garde Cinema 

ENGD93H3 Theoretical Approaches to Cinema 

ENGD94H3 Stranger than Fiction: The Documentary Film 

ENGD96H3 Iranian Cinema

4. 1.5 additional credits in English 

 

Note: Film courses selected from other departments and discipline will be approved for the Minor in Literature and Film Studies on a case-by-case basis. 

 

 

For students who began their English program before 2018, the following requirements still apply. Please see our main Curriculum Changes page for further details about the 2018 curriculum updates.

 

Pre-2018 Literature & Film Minor Requirements

4.0 full credits in English are required:

1. 1.5 credits as follows: 

ENGB70H3 How to Read a Film

ENGB75H3 Cinema and Modernity I

ENGB76H3 Cinema and Modernity II

2. 0.5 credit as follows:

ENGA10H3  Literature and Film for Our Time: Visions and Revisions or ENGA11H3 Literature and Film for Our Time: Dawn of the Digital

3. 1.0 credit from the following: 

ENGB74H3 The Body in Literature and Film

ENGC44H3 Self and Other in Literature and Film

ENGC56H3 Literature and Media: From Page to Screen

ENGC78H3 Dystopian Visions in Fiction and Film 

ENGC82H3 Topics in Cinema Studies

ENGC83H3 World Cinema

ENGD52H3 Cinema: The Auteur Theory 

ENGD62H3 Topics in Postcolonial Literature and Film 

ENGD91H3 Avant-Garde Cinema 

ENGD93H3 Theoretical Approaches to Cinema 

ENGD94H3 Stranger than Fiction: The Documentary Film 

ENGD96H3 Iranian Cinema

4. 1.0 additional credits in English

 

Note: Film courses selected from other departments and discipline will be approved for the Minor in Literature and Film Studies on a case-by-case basis. 

 

For more details on program requirements, visit the UTSC Calendar. Questions about the program should be directed to Professor Alice Maurice (maurice@utsc.utoronto.ca). 

Interested in learning more about how our courses are structured and how you might develop your own path through your Minor in Literature and Film Studies? Visit our Routes and Threads page.