MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television - Class 1: Introduction: Television and Cultural Study
Class 1: Introduction: Television and Cultural Study
Instructor: David Thorburn
The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspectives. There is much required viewing as well as readings in media theory and cultural interpretation.
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