Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences

Course Overview


CTV 3400 Documentary Appreciation


CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Film Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 60


Documentary Appreciation will focus on the critical analysis of audiovisual documentaries. The course will explore a variety of social and natural science documentaries, from various countries and in various languages. The students will use the knowledge from in-class lectures, their own experiences and personal views to analyze the material presented.

Main Objectives:
*To understand the building-blocks of documentary production.
* To enhance research abilities focused on documentary production.
* To interpret the use of visual communication in documentaries.
* To communicate stories based off investigative work.
* To value the use of documentaries to support non-audiovisual fields.
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