Film and Global Studies
DFLC instructor and WSU librarian Lipi Turner-Rahman received the 2017 Common Reading Excellence Award for her outstanding contributions to our use of I Am Malala.
“It is an honor to receive a Common Reading Excellence Award. Working on the Common Reading project exposed the perseverance of women’s ambitions and intelligence across cultures, space, and time.” -Lipi Turner-Rahman
The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures proudly offers a Film Studies minor. This minor introduces students to the critical study of cinema and media. Film allows us to travel to most places in the world and become familiar with diverse cultures, traditions, and ways of thinking.
Film mirrors cultures, values, traditions, and storytelling styles. Watching world cinema allows us to understand another person’s culture, values, and traditions. Film studies creates an appreciation for culture and art. Besides living within a culture, one of the most effective ways to learn about cultures is through studying film.
The Global Studies minor has been identified as a preferred option for students at the WSU Everett campus, particularly those pursuing the Hospitality Business Management and the Integrated Strategic Communication majors. The new campus sees it as a way of promoting and ensuring global citizenship among students.