Introductory to intermediate audio techniques. Students will document the lives of children in East Durham, acting as mentors and helping the children to create audio pieces about their own lives. Students produce four short pieces (roughly three minutes long) in varying styles (journalistic, personal, artistic) for posting on iTunes and on public multimedia websites.
Documentary film course focusing on the production of advocacy videos for social change.
Theory and practice of documentary photography in a small-town context.
Children's self-expression and education through writing, photograph and documentary work.
Documentary photography as a tool for exploring public education in Durham.
An exploration of how children cope with illness, incorporating the tools of documentary photography and writing.
Based on the body of work of Brazilian theater director, writer, activist and legislator Augusto Boal. Examination of Boal's ideology and philosophy of "liberatory" theater and physical and vocal exploration of Boal's "arsenal" of theater techniques.
Discussion of issues of language in the context of immigration in the United States, from the turn of the 20th century until the present, combining approaches from literature, memoirs, language policy, media studies, and linguistic anthropology. Some fieldwork in an immigrant community. Topics include: identity, assimilation, race, bilingual communities, bilingual education, foreign accents, language contact.
Documentary fieldwork course exploring the legacy of civil and human rights activism in Durham through the life and work of noted historian, lawyer, poet, activist and priest Pauli Murray.
This course examines how writers, artists and filmmakers represent the ways in which Palestinians, Syrians, Iraqis, Sudanese and Egyptians have become refugees and their adaptation strategies to new, harsh circumstances both in and outside the Arab world. It also discusses government and non-governmental organizations that have worked with Arab refugees since 1948 and explores the role played by refugees in constructing national identity and consciousness. Students will collect stories and histories of Arab refugees in Durham.