AFR 460
Capstone: Documenting Black
Last Offered Spring 2023
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

Documenting Black begins with a shared understanding that depicting the stories and lives of Black folks is its own important and necessary creative form. In this Africana Studies capstone seminar we will focus on the art of documentary production as a means through which Black lives are illustrated. We will also explore the historical and conceptual framing of Black experience in the field of documentary studies, consider documentary techniques and methodologies, and discover how artists and creatives have used the medium of documentary to interpret Black diasporic life. This course is a practicum that will culminate with students writing, designing, editing, and producing a documentary short of 3-5 minutes.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 10
Class#: 3039
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: In addition to weekly course sessions, for the final project students will submit a documentary short of 3-5 minutes, which students will write, design, edit, and produce.
Prerequisites: Must be an Africana Studies concentrator
Enrollment Preferences: As this is a capstone designed for Africana Studies concentrators, priority will be given to third and fourth year students who have declared the concentration.
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives

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