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Making the Science Documentary

FILM 140
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: E&ES 140, ENVS 240
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

This course is designed to introduce students to topics in environmental science and the basics of documentary filmmaking, in order to teach students the art of communicating science-related issues through visual media. This semester we will be focusing on the many environmental science issues related to the growing and distribution of food. Possible topics for films made in the class include local food movements, the externalization of environmental costs in the large-scale industrial agriculture, food waste, and profiles of local organizations with a stake in the growing and distributing of food. No prior filmmaking experience is required.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing
This course is envisioned to teach students the challenges of communicating scientific concepts through visual media by providing training in the production of a scientific documentary.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM, NSM FILM
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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