Understanding Television

COM FT 303

In this course we will examine the ways in which industrial factors and communication policies have shaped the medium that sits in 99% of U.S. homes. We will begin by examining television's roots in radio. The remainder of the course will be broken down into three stages of television history advanced by Rogers, Epstein and Reeves (2002). The first category is TVI- the period of three-network dominance. The next stage, TVII, is characterized by the rise of cable television and the decentering of the three networks. We will conclude the course by considering the current stage of television- TV III- in which the era of "on demand" has further destabilized traditional notions of content, audiences, producers, scheduling and technologies. In addition to tracing this development historically and thematically, we will confront it critically, analyzing the connections between power and money in the medium of television.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Howell SED 130 MW 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Stamped Approval
4 seats resrvd
until 9/5 for
transfer stdnts
Mts w/COM CI303
Mts w/CAS CI303
Class Full

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Howell COM B31 F 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Stamped Approval
Class Full

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Howell COM 111 F 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Stamped Approval
2 seats
reserved for
transfer
students
Class Full

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
E1 Howell CGS 121 F 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Stamped Approval
2 seats
reserved for
transfer
students
Class Full

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Howell CAS 325 MW 8:00 am-9:45 am Stamped Approval
3 seats rsvd to
1/19 for new
trnsfr students
mts w/CASCI303
& COMCI303

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Howell COM B29 F 11:15 am-12:05 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Howell COM B31 F 12:20 pm-1:10 pm Stamped Approval

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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