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Fall 2010 - 60975 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Advanced Documentary: Social Issue Filmmaking

Instructor(s): Stekler, Paul
Unique Number: 60975
Day & Time: W 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: CMB B4.122 (for Class & Lab)
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description
Class meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Lab meets Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. This course involves pairing advanced RTF documentary production students with LBJ students, who have expertise in social issue, public policy issues, in order to produce short documentary projects on these issues. The focus is on translating issue substance into film ready storytelling in order to reach a larger audience. Additional Information: It is strongly recommended that RTF students have taken RTF 343 Advanced Documentary. 881-KA Intro to Documentary, or have a strong production background. Talking to Professor Stekler about the course and project ideas is also recommended.