NEW! Screen Studies and Popular Culture is the study of film, television, and popular culture from critical and technical perspectives.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree options: minor only

Screen Studies explores the academic study of film, television, and related screen media as well as the industrial, cultural, historical, political, and social factors that influence screen media.

By understanding how screen media work in terms of genre, style, and mode, students can interpret the different ways in which films, shows, series, documentaries, and social media can inform, entertain, manipulate, or captivate the viewer.

Students will also be introduced to adaptation studies — the study of how narrative is reinterpreted from one medium (often text-based) to another (often visual-based).

Students can also explore popular culture from interdisciplinary perspectives through courses in Canadian Studies, Drama Studies, English, Fine Arts, French Studies, German Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Courses may include:

  • Introduction to Screen Studies
  • Adaptation Studies: Page to Screen
  • Media and Popular Culture in Canada
  • Reading Films
  • Film from the French and Francophone World
  • The New German Film: History, Theory and Pratice
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Religion in Film
  • Dynamics of Popular Culture
  • Digital Sociology
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