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Contemporary Documentary Media
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credit at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC credit.
This course examines contemporary approaches to documentary film, video and digital media from 1980 to the present. The primary focus of the course is on post-1980 reflexive or auteur documentaries and their use of narrative and subjective points of view, and the conventions of fiction. We consider the changing relationship between established documentary approaches and newer media forms including mass media television (reality TV, real-time news) and interactive and networked digital forms (CD-ROM, Internet, web-cams, home digital movies). This is a lecture-seminar course based on screenings of films, video and digital works and readings of related critical and theoretical texts.
Notes: Students who previously took VISC 3B40 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 19, 2007 - 4:13 PM