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Instructor Info:Viveca Greene
TA Info:Chelsea Roesch
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 106
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 106
Description: This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of media studies, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that analyzes the complex interactions between media, culture, art, politics and ideology. We will use American comedy as a lens through which to focus our study, as well as to develop an understanding of the relationship between media institutions, texts and audiences. In this discussion-based and writing-intensive course, students will read and write analyses of both cultural theory and specific texts, and ultimately produce a final paper on a topic of their own choosing.