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Spring 2014 - 63435 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Advanced Documentary Production

Instructor(s): Stekler, Paul
Unique Number: 63435
Day & Time: W 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Room: CMA 3.116 (class meeting); Lab in CMB 6.170 (6:30-9:30pm)
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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

Making good policy isn't the same as winning over a public audience and getting policy passed.  How do you tell a story visually that can impact public opinion and elected officials.  This course takes a practical approach to these questions, through hands-on work in documentary production, in addition to critical investigations of a variety of contemporary non-fiction forms. Much of the semester revolves around producing a documentary (either individually or in a small group) and completing workshop projects, thus offering experience in project development and conceptualization, camerawork, sound recording, lighting and editing.

This course meets with RTF 343.002 #09010 which is the originating department.

Both the lecture and the lab meet on Wednesdays but in different locations (there is an hour break):

    Class hours: Wednesday,  2-5pm  in CMA 3.116
    Lab hours: Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm in CMB 6.170