Television & American Culture

Television and 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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FMMC 0104

All Sections in Spring 2012

Spring 2012

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