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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 2440 - Documentary Film

Does documentary film depict reality, or is it just another form of storytelling? This course takes a broad, historical look at documentary media, exposing students to a wide range of works that in some sense stand on claims to truth. Students are invited to develop a critical stance toward documentary modes of social representation, through viewing and analyzing colonial photography and cinema, ethnographic, propaganda, cinema verite, experimental, and even “fake” documentaries. This is a communication-intensive course.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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