Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar    

3

Core Requirements for Social Documentation

Core Requirements for Social Documentation
Students majoring in social documentation are required to complete the following courses:

SD200

History of Social Documentation   

3

SD480

Major Research Seminar

3

SD490

Major Research Project

3

Core Electives

Core Electives
The following are electives students are required to complete for the social documentation major.

Research Methods Elective
Students must complete one 3-credit research methods course from the following:

HIST360 Voices of the Past 3
SS380 Research Methods 3
     

Film Elective
Students must complete one 3-credit film course from the following:

FILM226 Short Film Screenwriting 3
FILM230 Cinemas of Resistance 3
FILM235 Crossing Borders 3
FILM240 Films From Fiction 3
FILM250 Dystopian Visions in International Cinema    3
FILM322 The Hollywood Cinema 3
FILM326 Feature Film Screenwriting 3
FILM340 World in a Frame 3
FILM344 The History and Art of Animation 3

 

Video Production and Digital Design Electives
Students must complete two 3-credit video production and digital design courses from the following:

COMM100 2D Digital Design 3
COMM320 Digital Photography 3
COMM322 Typography and Design 3
COMM327 Digital Video Production I 3
COMM341 Introduction to Web Design    3
COMM360 Audio Production 3
COMM427 Digital Video Production II 3
DA110 Drawing 3
DA120 Elements of Design 3

 

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in social documentation will have approximately 26 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.