Netflix Meets Studying

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Written for Mosaic by Kitty Williams

The intelligent students of Salve Regina University are always studying, even when watching Netflix. The key is to watch something related to your major. Here is some study material:


Administration of Justice: Dexter

This series is about a forensic expert who spends his free time killing those who slip through the cracks of the justice system.


American Studies: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

See the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of a White House butler in this award-winning film.


Art and Art History: How to Steal a Million

Audrey Hepburn plays the daughter of a man who forges paintings in this 1966 film.


Biology and Biomedical Sciences: Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy follows a team of intern surgeons as they learn the ropes in this medical drama.


Business Studies and Economics: The Office

This NBC comedy series documents the lives of those who work at Dunder Mifflin, a paper-selling company. It is set almost entirely inside the office building and yet so little work is documented.


Chemistry: Breaking Bad

Walter White uses his knowledge of chemistry to make some questionable decisions in this award-winning series.


Cultural and Historic Preservation: National Treasure

This action-packed film follows two men who race against each other to find a treasure, coming across many historical artifacts along the way.


Education: Mona Lisa Smile

In this film, Julia Roberts plays a teacher who inspires her students to want to learn.


English and Communications: His Girl Friday

An oldie but a goodie, this film follows a reporter who tries to quit and an editor who tries to hang on to her.


Environmental Studies: Blackfish

This documentary shows the consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity.



Global Studies: An Idiot Abroad

Take a look at the globe from the perspective of a homebody who is sent abroad at the request of Ricky Gervais in this practical joke turned TV series.


History: Hotel Rwanda

This movie shows how one man can make a difference during the Hutu and Tutsi conflict in Rwanda.


Math: Good Will Hunting

In this Oscar nominated film, Matt Damon plays a mathematical genius who spends his time mopping up the floors of a university’s halls rather than learning in its classrooms.


Modern and Classical Languages: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

This film, showing how a relationship evolves, was featured in the French Film Festival last year on campus for those of you who were not able to attend.


Music, Theater and Dance: Footloose

Dancing is outlawed in this film full of dancing.


Nursing: Call the Midwife

This BBC series follows the duties of a group of midwives in 1950s London.


Philosophy: Hector and the Search for Happiness

A man travels the world on his own in order to find out what makes people happy in this film starring Simon Pegg.


Political Sciences: House of Cards

Follow Frank Underwood as he climbs the ladder of power with his wife in this Netflix Original series.


Psychology: Silver Linings Playbook

This film deals with mental disorders and how they affect romantic and family relationships.


Religious and Theological Studies: The Passion of the Christ

This two-hour film focuses on the final twelve hours of Jesus’s life.


Social Work: Cyberbully

A teenager copes with being bullied online in this ABC Family original movie.


Sociology and Anthropology: Amélie

A young woman spends her life making the people around her happy after she does a good deed and sees the joy it brings to others in this French film.

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