Documentary History: An Introduction|
This course introduces students to the history and aesthetics of documentary, exploring international nonfiction filmmaking from the origins of cinema to the end of the 20th century. Screenings, readings, presentations and discussions provide a range of material to help students understand how filmmakers, inspired by the concerns of their age, made use of new technology to help define and redefine documentary. The influential documentary modes and models developed by film theorist Bill Nichols will be introduced and applied. The complex issues of the form that include accountability, representation, access, and ethics are key aspects of the course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Patricia Aufderheide , Documentary: A Very Short Introduction
Bill Nichols, Introduction to Documentary, Third Edition
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly readings, screenings and reflections.
Three 6-8 page papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course could be considered a writing intensive course because the three papers total 18-24 pages which make up the large majority of the course grade. There are additional, periodic writing assignments based on screenings and related readings.
|Instructor(s): Strain,Tracy Heather Times: .M.W... 08:50AM-12:10PM; Location: CFS112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 1||SO: 9||FR: 3|
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