Sep 20, 2019  
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MCOM 201 - Documentary Practice

4 credits
This course is an exploration of contemporary documentary through both theory and practice. Students will conduct archival research and field work, learn how to interview subjects, and gain experience in interpreting and editing the material they gather into original text-based, oral and visual communication. While the class will introduce students to historical documentary traditions as well as contemporary methods and techniques, special focus will be given to new digital forms of representation and their impact on production, distribution, and consumption. Some fundamental questions this class will raise include: What is at stake in using documentary and non-fiction modes of representation? What is the role and function of documentary within contemporary society? What are the ethics of documentary production? In addition to the regular class session, students will be expected to work on their projects during additional lab hours. Prerequisite: MCOM 101 ENGH 121 , or instructor permission. Offered every Spring semester. CLA-Breadth/Arts, CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary



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