4.A21 Stories Without Words: Photographing the First Year

Fall 2006

The work of the class on display in a gallery.
The class installation in the Rotch Library gallery. (Image by Keith McCluskey.)

Course Highlights

This course features outlines for each class session in the lecture notes section, and all of the final projects from the class.

Course Description

The transition from high school and home to college and a new living environment can be a fascinating and interesting time, made all the more challenging and interesting by being at MIT. More than recording the first semester through a series of snapshots, this freshman seminar will attempt to teach photography as a method of seeing and a tool for better understanding new surroundings. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a body of work through a series of assignments, and then attempt to describe the conditions and emotions of their new environment in a cohesive final presentation.

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Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session



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