MJFC 222. Documentary Film Critique. 3 crs. This course offers a general survey of the history of American documentaries and teaches students to critically examine the modes, styles, elements, processes and techniques of documentary storytelling. It explores what is documentary as well as ethical and legal considerations for the genre. It examines varieties of approaches adopted by non-fiction filmmakers engaged in producing social documentaries focused on diverse political, economic, cultural, racial, social, personal, and historical attributes and topics.