Archived Versions

4.A21 Stories Without Words: Photographing the First Year

As taught in: Fall 2006

Student artwork on display in a gallery.

The class installation in the Rotch Library gallery. (Image by Keith McCluskey.)




Mr. Keith McCluskey

Course Features

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.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .wmv.