FMMC 0104

Television & American Culture

Television and American Culture
This course explores American life in the last seven decades through an analysis of our central medium: television. Spanning a history of television from its origins in radio to today’s digital convergence via YouTube and Netflix, we will consider television's role in both representing and constituting American society through a variety of approaches, including: the economics of the television industry, television's role within American democracy, the formal attributes of various television genres, television as a site of gender and racial identity formation, television's role in everyday life, the medium's technological transformations, and television as a site of global cultural exchange. Note to students: this course involves substantial streaming of television for assigned viewing. 3 hrs. lect./disc. / 3 hrs. screen
Film & Media Culture
Film & Media Culture
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
AMCV 0236
AMST 0104
AMST 0236
FMMC 0236


Spring 2025

FMMC0104A-S25 Lecture

Spring 2024

FMMC0104A-S24 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2023

FMMC0104A-S23 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104Z-S23 Screening (Mittell)

Fall 2021

FMMC0104A-F21 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2021

FMMC0104A-S21 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104W-S21 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104X-S21 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Y-S21 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Z-S21 Discussion (Mittell)

Fall 2020

FMMC0104A-F20 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104W-F20 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104X-F20 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Y-F20 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Z-F20 Discussion (Mittell)

Fall 2019

FMMC0104A-F19 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2019

FMMC0104A-S19 Lecture (Dobreva)

Spring 2018

FMMC0104A-S18 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2017

FMMC0104A-S17 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2016

FMMC0104A-S16 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2015

FMMC0104A-S15 Lecture (Stein)

Fall 2014

FMMC0104A-F14 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2014

FMMC0104A-S14 Lecture (Mittell)

Fall 2012

FMMC0104A-F12 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2012

FMMC0104A-S12 Lecture (Stein)
FMMC0104B-S12 Lecture (Stein)
FMMC0104Z-S12 Screening (Stein)

Fall 2010

FMMC0104A-F10 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104X-F10 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Y-F10 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Z-F10 Discussion (Mittell)

Fall 2009

FMMC0104A-F09 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104W-F09 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104X-F09 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Y-F09 Discussion (Mittell)

Fall 2008

FMMC0104A-F08 Lecture (Mittell)
FMMC0104W-F08 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104X-F08 Discussion (Mittell)
FMMC0104Y-F08 Discussion (Mittell)