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PAFT 372 Television History for BFA in Film Television, Commercials and Voice Overs

This course is designed to expand your knowledge of American television from the 1940s to the present, by exploring such issues as programming, industrial structure, audiences, and the social and cultural significance of American television. While television programs will be surveyed in terms of chronology, this course endeavors to examine them as cultural artifacts and industrial products that re11ect and refract such issues as class, consumerism, gender, desire, race, and national identity. The course is designed to help you develop a critical framework for understanding television as a cultural, economic, and political institution, and it will encourage you to become critically informed television viewers, media scholars, and media makers.

Credits

3 credits