Literature minor introduces new film track!

Published on: September 20, 2019

Track consists of three required subjects and three restricted electives

As of Fall 2019, MIT students interested in studying film can now follow the film track of the literature minor. Approved in Fall 2018 by the Committee on Curricula, the film track consists of three required subjects and three restricted electives. Shankar Raman ’86, head of the literature department, wrote in an email to The Tech, “The idea behind [the film minor] was to serve better those students at MIT who had evinced a desire for a structured minor more explicitly focused on close analysis of films, and emphasizing the interconnections between film analysis and literary study.” … In a phone interview with The Tech, Brinkema said, “There are a lot of places for film at MIT. … We think that it’s only a good thing for students to have a variety of disciplinary perspectives even though the foundation of it is still the film classes that literature offers in form and style and history.” Read more…