Feb 03, 2023  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CINE 293 - Covering Crisis: Storytelling Across Media

HC ARHU
2 credits
As we retreat to our homes and socially distance ourselves from each other, we rely more than ever on public media to connect us to society and to inform us about the world. Indeed, the virtual networks to which we belong have now become  our primary communities, as well as our chief sources of knowledge, and nonfiction storytelling has never been more consequential. In this course students will use print, audio, and video technologies to render their observations and experience of this uniquely turbulent, rapidly changing moment in history. On the assumption that stories derive their power more from the quality of their composition than from the gear used to produce them, the course will be decidedly low-tech, focusing on how to choose subjects and craft narratives that will prove most meaningful for public audiences. Students will study examples of written, audio, and video storytelling, critically examining the material and rhetorical powers and limits of each technology while learning the skills needed to effectively employ them. Students will also complete short assignments in written, audio and video storytelling, then produce longer projects in the mode of their choice. They will meet three times weekly with faculty on Zoom to discuss the assigned work and to workshop their projects, which we will endeavor to make public through online campus publications and other internet venues.
This course is cross-listed with WRCM 255




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