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Television Storytelling: The Conditions of Narrative Complexity
ANTH 308
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 316, FILM 319

This course examines the industrial and cultural conditions for the development of complex forms of storytelling in commercial U.S. television. Narrative complexity is a cross-generic phenomenon that emerged over the 1980s and has proliferated within an increasingly fragmented media environment. In class discussions and individual research projects, students will analyze particular programs in-depth, with attention to their industrial and social conditions of production, their aesthetic and ideological appeals, and the cultural tastes and practices of their viewers.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
This course situates formal developments in television narratives within a historical context of production, circulation and reception
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(FILM-MN)(FILM)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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