PMA 1140

PMA 1140

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Creating documentary theater is a process of falling in love: with stories, with people, with theatrical possibilities. Critically intimate relationships between documentary artists, their community partners, and the stories told are the sustaining force behind the form's painstaking writing process. This course uses the documentary process as a model for the types of inquiry and argumentation required by academic writing. Documentary artists delve deeply into evidence, articulate compelling questions, and grapple with the possibilities those questions engender. Throughout this course, we will work to unearth similar modes of learning through the production of professional and academic writing. Like the artists we study, we will develop individual and collective approaches to writing that nurture and extend our understanding of content.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17910 PMA 1140   SEM 101

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