Apr 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) 
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

LC 315 - Learning Community: I Am a Camera: Life in Words and Images

Three Credits
Offered Periodically

We’ve all heard the statement that “a picture is worth a thousand words” but what assumptions about the relative value of written representation and the photographic image are embedded in this cliché? Is it indeed the case that images capture the word more reliably and truthfully than words? Is the relationship between the verbal and the visual more complicated than it may appear on the surface? Our multidisciplinary creative laboratory will invite students to pursue their ideas about words, images, identity, truth, and storytelling through writing exercises (including poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction), digital photography, and filmmaking. The semester’s work will culminate in an on-line journal that unites text, image, and video, as well as a coffeehouse-style event at which we will share our work with our peers. The seminar will also travel to area museums to experience-and respond to-art in a variety of situations. No prior experience in any of these media is necessary, just a vital interest in creative experimentation!

Corequisite(s): Students must also take   and   as part of this Learning Community.
Course Applies to: Digital Humanities (only the Integrated Seminar)