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College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCST 247 - Documentary Film and Video

This course explores the history and theory of documentary practices in film and video: the epistemological issues and critical debates surrounding documentary attempts to depict and/or comment on -reality,- the implications of cinematic technique and style for documentary representation and function, and the place of documentary representation in social, political and cultural discourses about nation, race, gender, sexuality, and class. The course integrates critical readings on documentary history and theory and viewings and discussions of relevant documentary films and videos. Recommended prerequisite: MCST 128 - Film Analysis and Visual Culture. Every year. (4 Credits)