SAC 375 - Television Theory and Criticism
Section: 001 Television Theory
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will survey the present state of television theory and criticism by reading major authors of television criticism, discussing key topics of television studies, and analyzing different modes and genres of television. Issues concerning communication, representation, live transmission, programming flow, production, institutionalization, television genres, quality and entertainment, audience participation, global television, and future forms of television will be examined in order to understand what makes television different from other forms of media. Particular attention will be given to the role that television has in producing meaning and constructing and transforming notions of space, time, and identity. The primary focus of this course in television theory and criticism is to offer the students some basic skills to allow them to reflect on the role television plays as a cultural force in society and to critically comment on television programs. As an upper level writing course, one key goal is to improve students’ academic composition skills along with your ability to navigate and comprehend complex texts.

SAC 375 - Television Theory and Criticism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
W 7:00PM - 9:30PM
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