Designated topics in communication and theatre are explored. May be repeated with different topics.
Current Semester InformationSusan Anthony
291A: Tps:Virgins and Vamps
Tps:"Virgins and Vamps:" Women in American Drama and Theatre
This theatre history course investigates the careers and depictions of women in dramatic texts, theatrical productions, and popular entertainment in the United States from the Colonial period to the 21st century. Students will consider perceptions of womanhood, femininity, and female sexuality in these eras, along with perceptions of beauty, non-traditional femininity, race, social class, ethnicity, and female agency.
Study of the dynamics of non-fiction storytelling through the use of traditional story framing constructs used by magazine journalists. Strong emphasis placed on story development and use of journalistic reporting techniques to create compelling non-fiction stories. Each student builds a website and publishes content produced in this course. We will cover the basics of website creation, design and search engine optimization. Prerequisites: Sophomore or above standing. Recommended: Basic knowledge of multimedia editing software in a PC or Mac environment (iMovie, Final Cut or Sony Vegas), student media experience, and completion of one or more of the following: Eng 232, Eng 321, Comm 235, Comm 236.
Work completed and published by previous Multimedia Storytelling 291 students can be found at this address: www.tellingdigitalstories.com