When Offered:Spring In this course, students listen to and analyze a variety of non-fiction audio programs in terms of both form and content. Emphasis is placed on understanding the wide range of purposes for which non-fiction programs are made, and on examining the variety of techniques used to achieve those purposes. The class will explore the advantages and disadvantages of creating and distributing documentaries in an audio format. Students also engage in some hands-on experiences creating sound documentaries using a variety of digital audio hardware and software. The short audio documentaries produced by each member of the class will be podcast.