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Understanding Television
Overview

The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspectives. There is much required viewing as well as readings in media theory and cultural interpretation.

Course Authors

Prof. David Thorburn

  • Course Level: Under Grad
  • Subject: Humanities and Social Science
  • Fees: TBA
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Available
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