Telecommunications | Video Documentary
T431 | 25888 | Osgood, R.

Semester: Fall 2006

Course Code: T431

Section Number:  25888

Fall Semester, M 2:30-3:45, W 2:30-5:00

Instructor's Name: Ron Osgood

Name of the Course: Designing Television Documentaries

Course Description:

Students will view television documentaries and analyze how
individuals, cultures, and events are described in these programs.
Students will discuss a variety of documentary genres and examine
the varied roles of the documentary producer as a historian,
explorer, social activist, journalist and entertainer.

In addition, students will research, develop and individually
prepare a proposed program treatment.  Selected proposals will be
assigned to teams and a full treatment will be completed.

This is an authorized course that requires T283 or permission of
An application for the course can be found at

Special Note Regarding Hands-on Documentary Course:

The treatments developed in this class will be the basis for the
hands-on documentary course that will be taught in spring 2007.


Text under consideration.


You will be evaluated individually and as a member of a team during
the semester.

There are weekly screening reaction papers, a midterm exam and a
full treatment for a proposed documentary.

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
If you have questions, or need additional help, see your academic