10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR
Section Information for Spring 2016
This course looks at TV in multiple forms, as a cultural institution and commercial industry, as a means to tell stories and create art in shifting formats. We examine specific instances of genre, style, and medium, including webcasts, news, sports TV ("Football on your phone"), as well as series, reality TV, and soaps.
At the same time, the course considers how content shapes narrative structures and practices, for instance, the effects of social media on TV watching as a collective and individual experience. Programs may include American Crime, The Americans, Broad City, Daredevil, Empire, Fresh Off the Boat, Gotham, ESPN SportsCenter, Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, Mr. Robot, Scandal, This Week with John Oliver, Vice News, and The Walking Dead. Fulfills Core Requirement for Arts.