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LIT 390SA.Picturing Nature: Photography And Theory

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: Duke University Marine Laboratory

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Course Description: LIT 390SA. Picturing Nature: Photography And Theory
In this course, students will develop a solid foundation in visual theory and environmental theory, responding through the practice of photography. Part of class will be devoted to discussing readings drawn from visual theory, cultural studies, media studies, and the environmental humanities. Since it will be taught at the Duke Marine Laboratory, the second part of class will involve field trips to local sites (Carson Estuary, shoreline, museum, labs, etc.) where students will respond to course readings through writing and taking photographs. We will engage in weekly peer-review of each other’s photographs and writings, graded on completion and how students see concepts or themes from the week’s readings informing their work. Other assignments will include short writings, two essays, and an online portfolio of the student’s photographs with an accompanying written statement. **Students will be expected to bring a camera of their choice for use in class, which can be their own or one borrowed from Duke.

TRINITY CURRICULUM CODES ARE PENDING: Requested codes include: ALP, CCI, EI, CZ, W. It is the student's responsibility to verify codes prior to enrolling in the course.

Course Fees and Expenses: Tuition: $3,012, Room & BoardL $2,414

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Funding Source: None

How to Apply:

Application Closing Date: 05/06/2015


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