Telecommunications | Video Documentary
T431 | 7796 | Osgood, R
Fall Semester 2011, M 9:30-10:45, R 9:05-10:45
Instructor's Name: Ron Osgood
Name of the Course: Video Documentary
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
instructor. 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 2010.
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.
To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
http://college.indiana.edu/undergrad/academicBulletin.shtml. If you
have questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.