TREM 3481 Television Genres

3 hours; 3 credits

Studies in genre types and production techniques from aesthetic, sociocultural, historical, and economic perspectives. Narrative structure, character and social group stereotyping, and popular appeal of archetypal patterns. Each term focuses on an individual genre chosen from:action/adventure, dramatic, serial, situation comedy, news and documentary, television commercial, etc. Students may take this course for credit twice, but may not repeat topics. (Not open to students who have completed Television, Radio and Emerging Media 4173.)

Prerequisite: Television, Radio and Emerging Media 2616 [16] and 2265 [16.5].


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