SOCD - Social Documentation

SOCD 200 Approaches to Social Documentation

Comprehensive review and analysis of documentary strategies aimed at societal critique and social change, evaluating changes in argument, evidence, and process over development of the discipline.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jonathan Kahana

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

SOCD 201A Introduction to Documentary Field Production and Editing

Designed to provide supplemental instruction on specific topical and/or technical matters related to social documentation. Topics include technical standards and innovations within the field of social documentation, documentary subjects, location production, and/or the work of individual professional documentarians. (Formerly course 290, Special Topics in Social Documentation.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Taylor

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

SOCD 201B Advanced Documentary Field Production and Editing

Intensive directing and producing course that covers conceptualization, research, treatment and proposal writing, interview technique, camera, editing, production, and distribution. (Formerly course 280, Video Production of the Social Documentary.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Irene Lusztig

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students. Open to qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

SOCD 201C Project Planning for the Social Documentary

Workshop seminar in project planning focusing on the form and content of the documentary project; research and preproduction; technical, financial, and logistical plans; and coordination with subjects and resources. (Formerly course 270.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Wendy Hibbert-Jones

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

SOCD 202 Multiple-Platform Social Documentary Production

Introduction to social documentary genres including video, photography, new media and other mediums, which addresses social-scientific research and methodology in the context of these processes. (Formerly Practice of Social Documentary.)

Credits

5

Instructor

John Jota Leanos

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

SOCD 203 Documentary Research Methods and Social Science Representation

Designed to acquaint students with how social science research represents social reality and how social documentarians represent social reality. Designed to encourage comparison among different modes of social science research and between social science and different modes of social documentation representations of social life. (Formerly course 208, Social Science Research and Social Representation.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

SOCD 204 Ethnographic Writing and Social Documentation

Graduate-level advanced seminar explores ways that seeing, hearing, and knowing are influenced by culture, power, race, and other factors. Readings emphasize how documentary subjects are constituted and known, addressing questions of epistemology, social constructivism, objectivity, and method. (Formerly Ways of Seeing and Hearing.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 204

Instructor

Marcia Ochoa

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

SOCD 292 Special Topics

Provides supplemental instruction on specific topical and/or technical matters related to social documentation. Topics include technical standards, artistic strategies, and innovations within the field of social documentation, documentary subjects, and/or work of individual professional documentarians.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCD 293 Studies and Practice for Social Documentation, Filmmaking, and New Media

This thematic, graduate-level, hybrid, production/critical studies course provides opportunities to learn specific technical skills while engaging in the analysis and critical interpretations of cinema, social documentary, animation, art, television, and new media. Technical topics may include animation; motion graphics; interactive web media; and installation, editing, cinematography, and sound.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FILM 233

Instructor

Anna Friz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in social documentation. Graduate students from other programs may enroll by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

SOCD 294A Production/Analysis/Editing

Workshop seminar oriented toward actual fieldwork, production, and preparation for editing of the thesis project in the student's chosen genre. Techniques of collection and recording, analysis, preparation, and editing taught.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lawrence Andrews

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

SOCD 294B Production/Analysis/Editing

Workshop seminar oriented toward the editing and creative assemblage of the thesis project in the student's chosen genre. Techniques of preparation, exhibition, and editing taught.

Credits

5

Instructor

B. Rich

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

SOCD 294C Production/Analysis/Editing

Social documentation students in the final phase of completing their master's thesis receive guidance in shaping their projects, receive feedback, and are taught key elements of structure and narrative at a time when the demand for clarity and social documentation exposition is crucial.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Taylor

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): SOCD 294A and SOCD 294B. Enrollment is restricted to social documentation graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

SOCD 295 Project Completion

Individualized study for second-year graduate students working on and completing their final projects. Limited to students enrolled in the social documentation program during their final quarter of study.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCD 297 Independent Study

Study either related to a course being taken or a totally independent study. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

SOCD 297F Independent Study

Students submit petition to course-sponsoring agency. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring