MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television - Class 18: TV Genres

Class 18: TV Genres
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.

View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/21L-432S03

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