The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)
  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to deepen the understanding of documentary film.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to know the history of documentary film and the central trends and developments in the genre today.

Course contents

The student chooses two out of three books from the litterature and then takes a test on one of the issued dates OR via distance from home. The student HAVE TO inform E-mail: which two books she chooses.

Due to the exceptional situation created by the Coronavirus and the closing of the University, the course has been altered. The course will be conducted as distance learning, and includes literature and documentary film screenings. Detailed information can be had from the examinator Jan Nåls / E-mail:

Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

Barnouw, Erik (1993) Documentary - a history of the non-fiction film
New York: Oxford University Press

Austin, Thomas & de Jong, Wilma (ed.) (2008) Rethinking Documentary ? New Perspectives, New Practises
Glasgow: McGraw-Hill

Rabiger, Michael: (1998): Directing the Documentary
Oxford: Focal Press

Study activities

Individual studies - 133 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

A passed exam


Nåls Jan


Nåls Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

För information kontakta Jan Nåls / E-mail: Observera att kursen inte har en öppen anmälningsperiod. Intresse att delta i kursen anmäls per epost till kursens examinator.

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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