Special Topics in Film: Outside the Box: Television and American Culture
140 - 002 | CCN: 31735
Date and Time: MW 11-1230P, 188 DWINELLE
This course offers an introduction to the history and criticism of television, from its emergence as a medium to its convergence with other programming platforms in the contemporary media landscape. Course materials will examine television’s role in articulating shifts in the relationship between public and private space, the medium’s relationship to mainstream and countercultural political movements, and the controversies attendant upon the broadcast and censorship of challenging material. Students will examine a variety of programs, including variety shows, special event telecasts and news programs, and series representing a number of major genres.