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Faculty Assistance
Vera Stegmann
Director of Film and Documentary Studies
Associate Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Williams Hall Room 496


Lehigh's Film Studies minor offers students opportunities to think critically and creatively about prominent forms of visual culture that permeate our world. Courses examine different film genres and movements, various national traditions, and recent television series that draw on the sophisticated visual and narrative strategies of cinema. Film Studies minors learn to analyze the power and function of filmic communication, appreciate various modes of visual messaging, and have the chance to produce film and build a professional portfolio.

The minor consists of four courses (15-16 credits) and includes FILM 001 (Introduction to Film), the study of non-English- language cinema, and at least one 300-level elective.


Four courses (15-16 credits), including:
-- FILM 001: Introduction to Film (4 credits, to be taken at Lehigh University)
-- one course focused on non-English-language film traditions (4 credits)
-- two electives (7-8 credits, 4 credits must be at the 300-level)
A maximum of 8 transfer credits, from other universities or through Study Abroad, are accepted toward Lehigh's Film Studies minor.  FILM 001 needs to be taken at Lehigh and will not transfer into the minor from another university.

For more information or to declare a Film Studies minor, contact Professor Vera Stegmann,

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Minor Declaration for Film Studies

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