Department Resources & Policies


Screening Policy

It is departmental policy that students attend the mandatory weekly screenings for the classes in which they are registered. It is essential to view film and media texts as a community in an educationally-focused, distraction-free environment and that this 2-hour screening time is as important as instruction time. This third session per week also counts toward the 4-credit (contact) hours that students receive for our courses. They are akin to labs for science courses.

In the case of conflicts coming from within the University (e.g. student athletes, student government, etc.), we leave it up to individual professors to establish their own attendance policies. Students should to reach out to their professors before the semester begins to determine if the attendance policy will make allowances for their extra curriculars.

Overload Policy

Overloading is up to the discretion of the instructor of the course. However, overloads will not be processed until the last day of Add/Drop/Swap.

We strongly encourage students to utilize the waitlists on closed courses. There is a large amount of movement during the Add/Drop/Swap period, and an overload may not be necessary if you are on the waitlist. Here is a guide to wait listing from OUE.

Student Safety

The safety and comfort of our students is a top priority. We encourage any students who feel uncomfortable after late night screenings to use Emory’s SafeRide escort service. Information can be found here.


Grade Dispute Policy

The department’s grade dispute policy is detailed in this document.