Stay Tuned: Rise of TV Culture

This is a course for television lovers and haters alike. Through studying the evolution of TV from a passing fad to a cultural necessity, we will look at the ways in which television has hard-wired itself into the circuitry of our daily lives. In this course, we'll examine the varied history of television shows from sitcoms to dramas and from reality TV to news parody. An investigation into the strength of TV's cultural impact will help us attempt to answer the ultimate question: Do we program television, or does television program us?

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Education, Community & Social Services


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