The film-studies minor brings together film and media courses in many of Dickinson’s departments. One of its distinctive features is the wide range of films from different countries and cultures taught across the curriculum. Films from France, Germany, England, India, Israel, Italy, Russia and Eastern Europe, China and Japan are regularly screened. In addition, the American studies, English, history, sociology, religion and political science departments offer courses that take a critical perspective on issues of contemporary culture and the media.
Dickinson was selected to receive a $400,000 grant to expand its Asian-studies curriculum.