AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Section: 003 The Situation Comedy
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Murphy Brown, and Seinfeld. These four sitcom titles not only transport us to moments in U.S. television history but they also bring to light particular socio-cultural, political, and economic transformations underway in U.S. society. To talk about the sitcom then is to address a U.S. television genre, a piece of Americana that had its origins in vaudeville and radio and that been part of U.S. television since the late 1940s. Following a chronological approach, this course will examine the popularity of particular shows and their connection to industry changes and larger socio-economic processes and cultural practices. Through a series of readings and screenings, we will explore themes that have been common to many sitcoms over the years, such as family, work, friendship, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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41743
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 358.003, WS 343.001
002 (REC)
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35863
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11
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students will automatically be enrolled in lab 004 when they elect lecture 003.
003 (LEC)
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45436
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LAB)
 
45437
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (LEC)
 
45627
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20
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (DIS)
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45628
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7
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
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45629
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7
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
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45630
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6
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (LEC)
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45636
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19
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (REC)
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45640
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12
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0815629834
Critiquing the sitcom : a reader, Author: edited by Joanne Morreale., Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1st ed. 2003
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