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

Schedule
3:00pm-4:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday at AXN 109 (Sep 9, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Tuesday at SDL DNA (Sep 9, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019)
Location
Axinn Center 109
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