BA in Film & Media Studies with concentration in Culture and Studies

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Film and Media Studies with a Culture and Studies concentration. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3FMS 200 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)3
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13FMS 380 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
UNIV 1012 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS Elective (1 of 2)3FMS 301 (online)1
FMS 273, 275, or 374 (FMS Production)3FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 314 (FMS History)3
Goal 1.2 Quatitative Literacy3FMS 315, 316, 318, 350, or 620 (FMS Culture and Studies)3
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language, unless req for mjr (BA Second Language)53
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS Elective (2 of 2)3FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 314 (FMS History II)3
FMS 345, 355, or 474 (FMS Media)3FMS 5303
BA Quantitative Reasoning (BAQR)23Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics63
BA Laboratory/Field Experience1Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43 
 16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 592 or 59333FMS 585 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours41
 15 13
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.

  • FMS Elective can be any Film (FMS-coded) course (Production or Culture and Studies)
  • FMS 380, FMS 302, and FMS 303 are topics courses meaning they can be repeated for credit as long as the topic differs.

•    FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting offered in the Fall only (satisfies Production requirement).
•    FMS Options for KU Core Goal 4.1 and Goal 4.2.  See FMS Advisor for more details.
•    FMS 275 and FMS 585 are in the process of being upgraded to 4 credit hours.
•    FMS 301 will be discontinued across FA22-SP23 Academic Year.