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TV as Cultural Touchstone (FYS)
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

Why do we watch TV? What makes a good show good? What does television do for us? This writing course focuses on television as a sociocultural phenomenon. We will scan TV history, from its precursors and twentieth-century origins through the present moment. Areas of focus will include the game show, the MTV music video, the soap opera, the half-hour sitcom, the late-night show, the hour-long drama, and reality TV (Real Housewives, RuPaul's Drag Race). We'll read some accompanying cultural and anthropological writing as well as story theory and TV criticism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-15-2024
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