Attention Students !
Please keep the following in mind for this seminar:
The seminar is open only to freshmen. Enrollment is subject to permission of the instructor (even if already admitted by Telebears).
Although this seminar is offered through the Computer Science Division, the focus of this seminar is not computer science. The focus of this seminar is photography, and it is not limited to digital photography but embraces also film photography.
This seminar is not a basic introduction to photography, but is intended for students who already have a background in photography. Students should have experience using a camera that allows the user to manually control exposure and focus, and that either has interchangeable lenses of different focal lengths or has a zoom lens. Students must have such a camera to complete the course assignments. Ideally, students should have access to both a film camera and a digital camera. It is helpful, but not essential, for students to have an interest in science (at least chemistry and physics).
Class assignments are based on color slides, prints, and digital images. Although print film assignments are welcome, the darkroom facilities are outside the control of the class.
Student work is critiqued in class. Attendance at all classes and other course-related activities is required as well as active participation are required to receive a "pass" grade, except for prior arrangement with the instructor or documented emergencies.*
* "Guidelines Concerning Scheduling Conflicts with Academic Requirements" by the Committee on Educational Policy state:
"It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor (or designated GSI), in writing, before the end of the second week of term of all foreseeable conflicts between the syllabus (classes, exams, project due dates, field trips) and scheduled practices, matches, games, potential tournaments, interview weeks, performances, and other activities in which the student will be participating (or may be participating) that would require absence from academic activities during the semester, as well as to provide a proposal for resolving these conflicts. If unforeseen conflicts arise during the course of the semester students must promptly notify the instructor and arrange to discuss the situation as soon as these conflicts (or the possibility of these conflicts) are known ... faculty may decline to enroll students in a class who cannot be present at all scheduled activities."