First Year Seminar (AH)
Session
Regular Academic Session
Class Number
8188
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Topic
Truth and Invention in Photos
Description
Class Attributes
First Year Seminar
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Notes
First-Year Seminars are open to all students during their first year at UMBC. TRUTH AND INVENTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS is the title of this seminar. The sharpness and accuracy of photographs has tended to convince viewers of the truthfulness of the imagery. In addition, words such as "real" and "factual" frequently have been used to describe photographs even though they may have been totally fabricated. This seminar will explore truthfulness and inventiveness in photographs through topics such as war, landscape, social, art, labor, parapsychological, environmental, and documentary style photography as well as portraiture and photojournalism. Student presentations, class discussions, writing projects, and active learning will be featured. Examination of original prints in the Library Special Collections will be a primary part of the course. The class will meet on selected dates in the Special Collections of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery where the nationally significant Photography Collections are held.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Thomas Beck
Meets
Th 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Dates
08/30/2017 - 12/12/2017
Room
Sherman Hall 108
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
15
Seats Open
5
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5