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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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ENG 290 - The Rhetoric and Language of Informational Videos

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Explores the clarity of language that is necessary when creating an informational video. Focuses on creating and revising the language in an informational script and how precise language plays a vital role in the execution of a successful informational video, both in the script and on the screen.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in any Composition II course
Corequisite(s): EMB 290  
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Examine the informational video genre.
    1. Analyze existing professional informational videos to better understand the genre.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between fictional film and informational videos.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of how clear language enhances an informational video.
  2. Revise an informational video script.
    1. Read a script closely with consideration for its adaptation to video.
    2. Rewrite areas of the script to ensure a stronger end product (i.e. final video).
    3. Add new content to the script where necessary.
  3. Execute a plan for adding “words on the screen” to an informational video script.
    1. Understand how “words on the screen” help to emphasize understanding in an informational video.
    2. Add “words on the screen” to emphasize key points and ideas in an informational video script.

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