AMST 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. 3 hrs. lect./disc. / 3 hrs. screen
American Studies
Program in American Studies
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Equivalent Courses:
FMMC 0104 *
FMMC 0236
AMCV 0236
AMST 0236

Sections in Spring 2014, SA UGs Full Term

Spring 2014

AMST0104A-S14 Lecture (Mittell)