SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Section: 003 TV Genres
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
SAC 230 or 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will conduct a survey of American television genres, as part of an examination of both genre theory and the evolution of generic forms and conventions. The function of genre in the production and reception of television will be considered as we assess genre simultaneously as an industrial strategy and cultural practice. Genres covered in the course will include sitcoms, quiz shows, iterations of the drama and melodrama, Westerns, reality programming and others. In addition to exploring shifts in televisual modes of address, this course will engage with the roles of emerging technologies, globalization, fan practices, and other economic, social and cultural practices in shaping past and contemporary television genres. Participation in class discussion will be a required component of the course.

SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27535
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
27537
Open
2
 
2
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
42739
Open
19
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LAB)
 
48396
Open
19
 
-
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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