Television & American Culture
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Television & American Culture
This course explores American life in the last six decades through an analysis of our central medium: television. Spanning a history of television from its origins in radio to its future in digital convergence, we will consider television's role in both reflecting and constituting American society through a variety of approaches. Our topical exploration will consider the economics of the television industry, television's role within American democracy, the formal attributes of a variety of television genres, television as a site of gender and racial identity formation, television's role in everyday life, and the medium's technological and social impacts. (Formerly FMMC 0236) 2 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen./1 hr. disc.
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AMST 0104

All Sections in Fall 2009

Fall 2009

AMST0104A-F09 Lecture (Mittell)
AMST0104W-F09 Discussion (Mittell)
AMST0104X-F09 Discussion (Mittell)
AMST0104Y-F09 Discussion (Mittell)