Telecommunications | Video Documentary
T431 | 15333 | Osgood, R.
Fall Semester, M 9:30-10:45, W 8:00-10:45
Instructor's Name: Ron Osgood
Name of the Course: Designing Television Documentaries
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 2009.
Text under consideration.
You will be evaluated individually and as a member of a team during
There are weekly screening reaction papers, a midterm exam and a
full treatment for a proposed documentary.