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. 2 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen

11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday at AXN 109 (Feb 13, 2017 to May 15, 2017)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Tuesday at AXN 232 (Feb 13, 2017 to May 15, 2017)
Axinn Center 109