ENGL 213 Spring 2013 Radio, Radio

A seminar devoted to making and thinking about documentary audio. Students will learn how to do field recording, conduct interviews, and edit and score short non-fiction pieces. At the same time, we will explore fundamental questions about storytelling. What counts as a good story? When does editorial manipulation turn into lying? What is the nature of the contract between maker and listener? In addition to listening to exemplary pieces ranging from The War of the Worlds to episodes of Radiolab, we will read widely in media theory and cultural history.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: assignments will include short written exercises; an editing assignment using found footage; and the production of several audio essays; students may occasionally be required to work in teams
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino or Pass/Fail options
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Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the AP Exam in English Literature or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate, or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: sophomores; English majors; first-year students
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3594
ENGL213-01(S) SEM Radio, Radio Division 1: Languages and the Arts Shawn J. Rosenheim
MWF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Jesup 207 3594
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