Texas Tech University

Current and Recent Courses

Graduate coursework in Film & Media Studies is designed to provide a solid foundation in criticism, history, theory, and genres. Seminars offer opportunities to explore special issues and to refine research agendas in film, television, and new media studies.
Recent seminar topics include:

  • Film Theory & Criticism
  • Multicultural American Cinemas
  • Media Industries: The Origins of Cinema and the Dawn of Mass Media
  • Genre Studies: Film Noir and Global Crime Cinema
  • Genre Studies: The Western
  • Genre Studies: Science Fiction
  • Adaptation: Narrative across Media
  • Latin American Cinema & Manifestos
  • Planes, Trains, and Telephones: Time, Space, and Technology in the Cinema
  • Green Cinema: Environmentalism & Media Arts
  • “iCinema”: Contemporary Media Theory & Interfaces
  • Historicizing Movie Aesthetics
  • Developments in Narrative Theory
  • Visualizing Swing: Jazz in 20th Century Film
  • African American Literature & Film
  • The Vietnam War and Its Representations