Course Description

An introduction to digital media literacy. In addition to familiarizing students with the rich computing resources that the University provides, the course provides an introduction to digital media literacy, including the evaluation and creation of Web sites, blogs, short documentary films, and other forms of online media.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the value and significance of their own experiences in terms of the selection of a documentary topic and research sources (including personal interviews).
  • Appreciate the selection and revising of a topic in terms of a process of ideas, personal interactions, and research processes.
  • Critically evaluate research sources for inclusion in an annotated bibliography and integration into a documentary film.
  • Work within a critically planned timeline for the editing and completion of a documentary film.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to complete a documentary film.
  • Understand fair use and copyright ethics and practical applications of them.
  • Master sound recording and editing to provide sound that does not detract but enhances the viewer’s engagement of a documentary film.
  • Master digital editing software in order to edit a documentary film of 6-8 minutes in length.

Course Syllabi

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