Documentary Film as a Liberal Art

456:
Discipline: Liberal Arts
Instructor: Seel
Credits: 3



Field Work: Documentary Film as a Liberal Art
Prerequisites: None, but having completed a university-level film history course would be helpful. Download Syllabus

Students will view entire films or selected segments of thought-provoking port-related documentaries (via the ship’s closed-circuit television system or in class) to sharpen their critical assessment of how individuals, cultures, and events are depicted in these programs. In class sessions, students will view key highlights of these films to analyze a variety of documentary genres and examine the varied roles of the documentary producer as a historian, explorer, social activist, entertainer, muckraker, journalist, and creative troublemaker. The field class will provide an opportunity to meet with documentary filmmakers and broadcast journalists to discuss the research and production process with them.

This course is also offered as JTC 456 through the CSU Department of Journalism and Media Communication.

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