Sample reading list:
Katz, Michael, Why Don’t American Cities Burn?
Krasovic, Mark, The Newark Frontier
Richtin, Fred, Bending the Frame
See instructor for complete list
Grades will be based on: participation (20%), short response papers to films and readings (10%), final research paper (30%), other: a final short video (40%).
Paper in lieu of Final – 30%
Papers – 10%
Class/Precept Participation – 20%
Other (See Instructor) – 40%
United States Travel Required
Open to Sophomores and Juniors Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students should be prepared to conduct fieldwork with documentary subjects, collaborate with fellow students, shoot and edit video. This course teaches the fundamentals of video editing; prior experience is not required. Seniors by permission; please contact instructor(s).
Selected feature and short documentaries will also be a part of the reading list. This course participates in the Community-Based Learning Initiative and involves a commitment to fieldwork in Trenton outside of class.