Traditions in Documentary Studies

Course Number: 
DOCST 101
Course Instructor: 
Christopher Sims
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 007
Days and Times: 
TuTh 10:05 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Required Certificate Course
Course Level: 
Beginning
Crosslisting(s): 
ICS 111.01
VMS 103.01

Traditions of documentary work seen through an interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis on twentieth-century practice. Introduces students to a range of documentary idioms and voices, including the work of photographers, filmmakers, oral historians, folklorists, musicologists, radio documentarians, and writers. Stresses aesthetic, scholarly, and ethical considerations involved in representing other people and cultures.