COM 351: Documentary Studies

Norbert ElliotInstructor: Dr. Norbert Elliot

Course Description: This course will allow students to study the methods by which documentary work is conducted and to complete a documentary project of their own. The course will connect the qualitative methods of the social sciences and the humanistic concerns of the arts by allowing students to study documentary subjects as captured by non-fiction, photography, film, tape recorder, and the world wide web. Special emphasis will be placed on narrative and metaphor.

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Lecture 01: Getting Started Video
Lecture 02: Connections for Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities Video
Lecture 03: A Guide to Philosophical Decision Making Video
Lecture 04: The Research Proposal for a Documentary Project Video
Lecture 05: Model Construction and the Preparation of Field Research Video
Lecture 06: Masters and Interpretation Video
Lecture 07: Photography and Documentary Studies Video
Lecture 08: Oral History and Documentary Studies Video
Lecture 09: Film and Documentary Studies Video
Lecture 10: The World Wide Web and Documentary Studies Video
Segment 02: From Frederick Marx to Boys to Men Video

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