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Digital Photography Decal, Intro to Photojournalism

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Fall 2009
EECS 98/198
1-3 Unit(s)

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The Digital Photo DeCal is a course intended to introduce students to the world of photography. While previous semesters offered a whole slew of sections for the class, the format and curriculum for the Fall 2009 semester will be significantly different.

Lecture Section, 1 unit P/NP, Mondays 7-8pm in 60 Evans

This section is similar to the lecture portion of the "advanced" and "theory" courses offered in previous semesters. The purpose of the Lecture section is to build an understanding of the underlying science behind photography, and technical proficiency in using camera equipment. The lecture is aimed towards students with any level of photographic experience, and will build a foundation in photographic knowledge from the ground-up (so even if you're completely new to photography, that's fine!).

Coursework for the lecture section will consist of weekly online quizzes based on the lecture material. Students will be required to score a cumulative 50% on the quizzes. Optional weekly photo assignments will also be given, and students are invited to post and critique other students' photos on the course gallery.

Discussion Section (optional), 1 unit P/NP, Monday night (likely 5-6 or 6-7 in Evans)

While previous semesters featured a photo review session every week, for the Fall 2009 semester this will be separated and expanded into a smaller, optional extra session. The discussion section will offer a mix of photo assignments followed up by photo discussions/reviews, supplemental lectures and demonstrations on more advanced topics, and field activities to put theory learned in lectures to practice. Students who wish to take the discussion/review section must have taken the "Advanced" or "Theory" courses in previous semesters, or take the Lecture section concurrently.

Coursework for the discussion section will consist of weekly photo assignments, loosely based upon topics covered in the lecture section as well as special topics covered in discussion. Students will be required to complete all of the assignments.

Introduction to Photojournalism, 1 unit P/NP, Monday night (likely 5-6 or 6-7 in Evans)

The Introduction to Photojournalism is an applications-based course that expands on material taught in the lecture section. This section will teach fundamental concepts in the field of photojournalism, with the goal of teaching students how to document events, find stories, and industry practices with regards to ethics and information gathering - in short, the rudimentary training one might use to start doing photojournalistic work (this class is in fact used as a training course for new photographer hires at The Daily Californian. Students who wish to take the discussion/review section must have taken the "Advanced" or "Theory" courses in previous semesters, or take the Lecture section concurrently.

Coursework for the discussion section will consist of weekly photo assignments, based on topics covered each week in the Photojournalism class. Students will be required to complete all of the assignments.

 

How to Enroll:

CCNs are posted on the course website

Course Contact: nathanyan AT berkeley.edu

Website: http://www.photodecal.org

Faculty Sponsor: Brian Barsky

Time & Location:

SectionFacilitatorsSizeLocationTimeStartsStatusCCNs
PhotojournaNathan Yan
TBAMonday night TBA9/21started
Sec 1 LectureNathan Yan
10060 EvansM 7-89/14started
Sec 2 DiscussionNathan Yan
TBAMonday night TBA9/21started

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