Skills institutes are one-credit courses offered in an online format or as part of the required in-person immersion at International Relations Online. Skills institute offerings are subject to change each term.
This course helps students document events, research, fieldwork, and other real-world encounters using just their smartphones. Students learn how to make best use of the tools they have at hand by preserving key audio and visual information and turning that information into a compelling story for a project. The course teaches the basics of visual storytelling through photography and video, basic editing skills, and creating compelling images and scenes. Students also add hardware and software to their smartphones and learn to work with small camcorders.