Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Documentary Cinema

This course provides students with an understanding of the historical and social context that gave rise to documentary films of various styles and traditions in the United States as well as other Western and non-Western countries. Students learn the analytical and critical tools to examine different styles and genres of nonfiction film by exploring questions of "reality," the author's voice, political persuasion, and means of representation. Students watch films and analyze the way "reality" is represented.
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Associated Degrees