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EN 221 Overview

This class considers both the content and form of documentary film as this genre emerged in the twentieth century and transformed into the twenty-first. Through screenings of representative works as well as readings and class discussions, this course will investigate documentary film conventions and historical periods, focusing in particular on films that give voice to social justice issues including the environment, race, class, and/or religion, among others. Of special note will be analyzing how documentary films marshal evidence to tell a story, move an audience, or frame a particular worldview. This course may be used toward an advanced core certificate. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • EN