Introduction to the history, methods and practice of documentary film through a critical
survey of key historical and contemporary documentaries. Students will explore examples
of documentary work that emphasize the methodologies, philosophies and ethics of documentary
film. The class pays particular attention to documentary form and its impact on content.
It will also address how the historical evolution of documentary forms has changed
the ways documentary filmmakers convey information.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lecture hours/semester: 64-72
- Homework hours/semester: 128-144