SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 005 The Situation Comedy
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

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.

SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (LEC)
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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