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1Introduction to the course. Discussion of topics and available resources. 

“Perry” I

Assignments: Foster Rhea Dulles, Yankees and Samurai (1965), chs. 1-5. Study the Core Exhibit and Image Archive for “Perry.”


“Perry” II

Assignment: Design a concise “visualizing cultures” scroll based on the Perry materials. The class will focus on critiquing a model scroll prepared by the instructors.


Student presentations

Assignment: Explore what sorts of visual materials of a historical nature are available, and come to class with a brief report/presentation on promising materials, ideally appropriate for a course project.

5Curating a museum exhibit: Anne Morse, Japanese Curator, Boston Museum of Fine Arts 

OpenCourseWare (OCW): Technical, pedagogical, and legal issues

Assignment: OCW readings to be given out in class.


StarFestival: Visualizing a Personal Journey

Readings: Media, Education and the Market Place: Video lectures related to StarFestival


Producing a TV Documentary: a lecture by Autin Hoyt, senior executive producer of documentaries, WGBH/PBS.

Homework: View Mr. Hoyt's recent documentary, "Chicago"

9Images in a widely circulating periodical: Harper’s Magazine. John MacArthur, President and Publisher, Harpers 
10Images in a widely circulating periodical continued. 
11Student presentations 
12Student presentationsFinal Project Due


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