SAC 475 - Popular Film and TV Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one SAC studies course. One 200/300 level course in theory is strongly advised. (e.g. literary theory, feminist theory, Frankfurt school.).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an upper-level undergraduate introduction to critical theory and cultural studies to film and other mass media. Readings will be drawn from theoretical traditions such as the Frankfurt School, Marxism, feminism, post-colonialism, post-structuralism, and critical race and ethnicity studies. Together, critical theory and cultural studies boast a rich set of histories. Rather than aiming for an exhaustive survey of those histories, this course concentrates on the approaches, issues, and methods that have ignited key debates in film and media studies.

Course Requirements:

10-12 page paper (20%). Participation and in class assignments, including announced and unannounced quizzes and other modest assignments (25%). Generating three class discussion questions and initial responses based on the readings and screenings of the week (30%; 6 assignments 5% each). Students will sign up at the beginning of the semester; you will be posting your discussions on the CTools site. Final exam ((25%).

Intended Audience:

Advanced students from an array of disciplines. Any field that engages questions of representation and cultural studies will be served by this course, in addition to SAC students.

Class Format:

This class will meet twice weekly for lectures and once per week for screenings.

SAC 475 - Popular Film and TV Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LAB)
M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
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