Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81243 FMS 226 DOCUMENTARY FILM AND MEDIA: THEORY AND PRACTICE Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
17
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
27
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: AH 239, AH 439, ENG 265 (P), ENG 465, FMS 226
Instructors: MIDDLETON J
Description: This course examines major historical movements and styles in the documentary film tradition, and explores the migration of documentary across a range of (multi-)media platforms. We will study the expository documentary, ethnographic film, the direct cinema and cinéma vérité movements, documentary’s intersections with avant-garde film, mock documentary and hoax films, personal and autobiographical film and video, animated documentary, and digital interactive documentary media. We will engage with these film and media forms through a variety of approaches: critical and theoretical readings and class discussion, written responses and longer analytical and research-based papers, and hands-on media work including video essays and found-footage editing projects. No previous experience with nonlinear editing systems such as Final Cut Pro is required, but students must be willing to critically and creatively explore nonfiction media as both scholars and makers.
Clusters: H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/courses/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
77455 FMS 226 ISSUES IN FILM: DOCUMENTARY & MOCK DOCUMENTARY Spring 2013 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
20
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
24
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: ENG 265 (P), ENG 465, FMS 226, FMS 426
Instructors: MIDDLETON J
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Description: This course combines a survey of major historical movements and styles in documentary film with an examination of more recent trends and challenges to the tradition. So, in addition to studying the expository political documentary, ethnographic film, and the direct cinema and cinéma vérité movements, we will explore forms including mock documentary, autobiographical film and video, and animated documentary.
Clusters: H1ENG016, H1FMS009
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
40002 FMS 226 ISSUES IN FILM: DOCUMENTARY, MOCK DOCUMENTARY, REALITY TV Spring 2012 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
27
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
31
Total Cap     
25
Class Info: SCREENING T 1940-2200
Cross Listed: ENG 265 (P), ENG 465, FMS 226
Instructors: MIDDLETON J
Description: This course combines a survey of major historical movements and styles in documentary film with an examination of more recent trends and challenges to the tradition. So, in addition to studying the expository political documentary, ethnographic film, and the direct cinema and cinéma vérité movements, we will explore forms including reality TV, mock documentary, and autobiographical film.
Clusters: H1ENG016, H1FMS009
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
49557 FMS 226 DOCUMENTARY, MOCK DOCUMENTARY & REALITY TV Spring 2010 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
23
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
30
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ENG 265 (P), ENG 465, FMS 226
Instructors: MIDDLETON J
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Final Exam Schedule: 0503 at 0830
Description: This course combines a survey of major historical movements and styles in documentary film with an
examination of more recent trends and challenges to the tradition. So, in addition to studying the expository political documentary, ethnographic film, and the direct cinema and cinéma vérité movements, we will explore forms including reality TV, mock documentary, and autobiographical film.
Clusters: H1ENG016, H1FMS002, H1FMS009
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81340 FMS 226 DOCUMENTARY FILM AND MEDIA Fall 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1FMS001, H1FMS002
URL: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/eng/undergraduate/index.html
Offered: Fall