Television Form, Content, and Criticism: From Modern to Postmodern, 48E:123g
Dept. of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division
Fall 1999, 9:30-10:45 a.m. T, Th, East Gym 114B

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Martin
Office: East Gym
Office Hours: 3:30-4:30 M; 11:30-1:30 T, Th
Tel: 273-2788
Mailbox: 106 East Gym
World Wide Web:

Course Objectives
This is an advanced course designed for students who are interested in exploring new ways of thinking about the meanings and pleasures of American commercial television. Featuring a number of difficult reading and writing assignments meant to challenge students to become actively engaged in the critical enterprise, the course is organized around investigating television in four interlocking social and cultural contexts: 1) modern consumer culture; 2) the nuclear family ideal; 3) contemporary gender relations; 4) contemporary race relations.

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