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

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Film & Media Studies with concentration in culture and studies. 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)3FMS 200 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities)3
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3FMS 3803
First Year Seminar3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 273, 375, or 374 (FMS Production)3FMS 301 (online)1
FMS Elective (1 of 2)3FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 314 (FMS History I)3
Goal 2.2 Communication3FMS Culture and Studies13
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 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
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness43Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 593 or 59263FMS 585 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity, BGS Career Course (BGSC))4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours71
 15 14
Total Hours 120
  • FMS Elective can by any 300+ Film (FMS-coded) course (Production or Culture and Studies).
  • FMS 380, FMS 303, and FMS 302 are all topics courses meaning they can be repeated for credit as long as the topic differs.
  • FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting offered in the Fall only (satisfied Production requirement).