ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Making Ethnographic Film
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in an Anthropology major.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Anthropology questions common sense and ideological blinders by exploring the myriad and diverse conditions in which people live. In order to spark shifts in habitual perspectives, how can we use image and sound? In this seminar, students will study techniques for shooting, recording and editing ethnographic documentaries about their own familiar worlds--and in sharing the work, see those worlds anew. We will review, criticize, and learn from both recent and classic films, and students will have the choice to work alone or in small groups on short documentary projects.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. Weekly assignments -- to comment on readings, complete video-making tasks, and contribute to class threads -- will be organized asynchronously through Canvas. Biweekly discussion sessions will require synchronous participation. Final video projects can be uploaded or linked, at the end of the semester.


ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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