LATINOAM 380 - Studies in Transnational Media
Section: 001 Before "Betty" Was Ugly: Latin American and US-Spanish Language Television
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior coursework in Screen Arts & Cultures, Communications (TV), or Latino Studies. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class centers on Latin American television, United States television, Latinos in the United States, and the interactions between these phenomena. Drawing from various theoretical approaches (i.e., cultural imperialism, indigenization, cultural proximity, and media capitals), we will examine the industrial, cultural, and reception aspects of television. By paying particular attention to how political, socio-economic, and cultural circumstances shaped (and continue to shape) television in places such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the U.S., we will address the ways in which the flow of cultural artifacts and people have influenced the most popular media outlet in the region.

Course Requirements:

Exams (50%): There are two scheduled exams in this course. The exams are based on class readings and lectures. Each exam is comprised of short answer and essay questions. (100 points total)
Class Summaries (25%): Beginning with week 2, each student will turn in a one-page summary of the articles that have an S next to the citation. The summary is due at the end of class. Each of the ten summaries is worth up to 5 points. (50 points total)
Class Participation and Attendance (25%): This is primarily a discussion-based course, and thus your presence and participation are important parts of the learning process for the entire class. Participation: 25 points.
Attendance: You are allowed two absences (excused or unexcused). For every subsequent unexcused absence, two points will be deducted from your attendance grade. (25 points total)

Intended Audience:

Students interested in Latin American history and media as well as U.S. Hispanics and Spanish-language media industries.

Class Format:

The class meets twice a week for an hour and thirty minutes.

LATINOAM 380 - Studies in Transnational Media
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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