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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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40-3212 Critical Studies: Television


Course seeks to master methods of analysis that get beneath TV: historic and industrial, auteurism and genre, semiotics and psychoanalysis, postmodern, and ideological. Television is the primary source for the transmission of information, politics, entertainment, and our collective and dispersed cultures in the United States, surpassing even film and newspaper because of its combined accessibility and visual appeals. Further, TV has for decades now shaped how we tell and understand stories about the worlds we live in and those we hope to live in, from notions of race and gender to presidents and child-rearing. In students’ aspirations to become professionals in the field of television, understanding how TV operates culturally and socially in a sophisticated manner will ultimately make them better creative artists, producers, managers, screenwriters, etc.! We work from the premise that there is no such thing as just TV, for certainly the industry wouldn’t survive if everyone really could care less about what they watch.

3 Credits
WI Repeatable
Requisites PREREQUISITES: 52-1112 Writing and Rhetoric - Enhanced II  or 52-1122 Writing and Rhetoric II for Non-Native Speakers of English  or 52-1162 Writing and Rhetoric II- Service Learning  or 52-1152 Writing and Rhetoric II 
Requirements 32 Completed Credit Hour



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