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Documentary Film
Course: HUM212

First Term: 1989 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Survey of documentary (non-fiction) film with an emphasis on international issues. Focus on primary types of documentary film, including direct address, direct cinema, interviews, etc

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the development of documentary film historically and through its various stylistic forms. (I)
2. Define the language, techniques, and technical apparatus of the art form. (II)
3. Explain how a documentary director creates a special result and illustrate this knowledge with examples of actual directors. (III)
4. Use a set of critical standards to evaluate documentary films as to their political, social, economic, and historical significance. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Development
   A. History
   B. Forms
   C. Styles
II. Definitions
   A. Terminology
   B. Techniques
   C. Specialized equipment
III. Directors
   A. Approaches of specific directors
   B. Studies of numerous specific directors
IV. Criticism
   A. Political significance
   B. Social significance
   C. Economic significance
   D. Historical significance
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  1/10/1989

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