Dec 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Global Cinema Studies Certificate

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Department of Modern and Classical Languages  > Global Cinema Studies Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies is a nine-hour disciplinary concentration. It is open to students in all UH graduate and professional degree programs. It is also open to students seeking a graduate certificate only, teachers and professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge of transnational cinema. The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies introduces students to advanced discussions, analyses, and theoretical perspectives in the discipline of World Cinema. Global Cinema Studies address the human experience from multi-ethnic and multi-cultural perspectives, and are particularly suited to the UH diverse student population and the enhancement of transcultural awareness. The courses are open to all graduate students, either in World Cultures and Literatures or in other disciplines. The Certificate will increase their chances to securing a job in the growing national and transnational market for communication and entertainment which requires cultural flexibility and a certain degree of knowledge in visual culture extending beyond U.S. cinema.

Admission Requirements

  • Students apply through the online graduate application and submit
    • official transcripts (minimum of 3.0 GPA in last 60 hrs.),
    • two letters of recommnendation, and
    • the Graduate Certificate Application.
  • Students who are already in a UH graduate degree program, and are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies must

Director of Graduate Studies, WCL,
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
University of Houston
3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 612
Houston, TX 77204-3006

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Total: 9.0 Credit Hours

The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies requires nine hours in film courses. Students will take WCL 6356 (World Film and Film Theory) plus two other graduate courses in national and/or transnational cinema, Asian cinema, gender and cinema, or courses with a strong cinema component selected from among the courses offered at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Students enrolled in other Departments will take WCL 6356 plus at least one course selected from among the cinema courses listed below. The remaining three hours may be selected from among cinema courses offered in other departments, upon prior approval of the director of the Graduate Program in World Cultures & Literatures.

GCS Core Course

3.0 Credit Hours

Taught in English

Elective Course Options

6.0 Credit Hours

Electives - Taught in English or Other Language

The following courses are taught either in English or in the language of the concentration to which they belong. Graduate students will have to check with the instructor before enrolling. Students will get language credit if they write their papers in the language of the course’s concentration.