CCAS 239

Digital Methods for Research and Presentations

Description: (Formerly numbered Chicana and Chicano Studies 239.) Laboratory, four hours. Students learn how to think about one's own research in visual way, and how to develop digital skills to produce images and videos for more professional and compelling research presentations and job talks that do not infringe upon copyrighted materials. Students learn how to locate high-resolution images, and how to use Photoshop to manipulate files and create original illustrations. Students learn how to use Prezi as oral presentation software and archiving method for gathering and organizing visual materials on their research. Each student receives personalized guidance based on specificity of their research, for example, mapping software, or video editing for oral history projects, or subtitling/translating for documentary videos. Students learn how to use available applications such as iMovie or QuickTime to produce short videos that can be incorporated into their presentations. For their final project, students are required to present mock conference talk using their original manipulated images and short videos. S/U or letter grading.

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