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Study television as a cultural artifact. Students will investigate television's distinctive features, programming and cultural impact. Acquire skill in interpreting the sort of cultural impact television programs may have on viewers. Discover the way television's generic conventions create limits on the creativity of television producers through group project. Become a more knowledgeable and selective viewer.
Learn to interpret television ratings and track the performance of various shows. Read and critically evaluate articles.
Note: Students must be able to analyze and write at an advanced level. Access to a television set and DVD player, and/or computer with DVD player and ability to download television programs required.
Important Note: this course was renamed effective the September 2008 term and was formerly offered as The Television and the Environment, 223354. Students who have successfully completed 223354, should not enroll in this course.
Prior to September 2008, this course partially met the General Education requirement in Social Sciences and partially met the General Education requirement in Basic Communication.
Effective September 2008, this course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities (it no longer partially meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences or partially meets the General Education Requirement in Basic Communication).
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1.
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