Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Credits are in the Minor?
There are 15 credits in the Minor. Thus the normal requirement is to take five courses each bearing three credits. Your transcript at graduation will note that you have a Minor in Cinema Studies.
How Long Will It Take to Complete the Minor?
Because there are only five courses in the Minor it can be completed in two or three semesters. However, it can be spread over the duration of your stay at City College.
Who Can Sign Up For The Minor?
All students from all majors are welcome. A passion for movies is assumed. A dedication to reading, writing, and analysis is required. Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.5. To sign up for the Minor, please see the Program Director, Professor Jerry W. Carlson.
What About Transfer Credits?
Courses from other schools may qualify for credit toward the Minor. The Program Director will evaluate transfer credits based upon a review of transcripts from the student.
What Else Goes On Besides Classes?
There are numerous screenings on campus beyond the classroom. Also, distinguished filmmakers, critics, and historians stop by City College with frequency. And just beyond the confines of our hill in Harlem is one of the great movie-going cities in the world. There's always something on a screen worth seeing.