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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNMS 298 - Race, Gender and Television


How has television dealt with race, gender, and other forms of difference? How have marginalized artists created space for themselves in the TV industry? This seminar will explore how four groups—African Americans, LGBTQ+ populations, women, and those with disabilities—have shaped, and were shaped by, TV history. In addition to studying televisual representation, students will explore how industrial shifts (ex. the demographics of writers’ rooms) and audience practices (ex. binge-watching), affect what we see on TV and who gets the power to make it. Required weekly viewing.

Prerequisites
Permission of instructor

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Division
Arts and Humanities