Fall 2015 UHPA offerings

A Snapshot of Photojournalism!

  • Course number: UHPA 013
  • Credit: 1 UHPA credit
  • Time: 5:00-6:00PM
  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Location: Honors Village Commons Conference Room
  • Instructor(s): Elyse Pizzella
“A picture is worth a thousand words” may be an understatement when examining the effects of photojournalism on modern society. The descriptive and often daunting images captured by photojournalists have sparked conversations and activism all over the world surrounding influential events, giving viewers a more personal look into the lives of people whose experiences they do not share.

This UHPA course will begin with the early history of photojournalism, focusing on its 20th century development, and will also cover the ethics of the industry. Through discussions, readings, and activities, students will learn about modern photojournalism and its effects on public opinion regarding topics such as war, genocide, poverty, and culture. Since this class is largely discussion-based, students will have the opportunity to present their own thoughts on national and global events. The ultimate goal of this course is for students to gain a greater awareness and understanding of the work of influential photojournalists and the ways in which their photography affects the points of view, attitudes, and sentiments of the general public. This is a one-credit hour S/U graded course for students in the Honors program.

UHP students may register for this course at the following location: http://register.dasa.ncsu.edu/honors/