FMST 025. Television Studies
This course introduces students to major trends in critical thought regarding electronic media, including the rise of broadcast television, recent developments in narrowcast or niche programming and distribution, and the relationship among media industries, advertisers, and audiences. Special attention will be given to probing and historicizing the formal concepts of broadcast and digital TV, examining our ongoing cultural adaptation to emerging screen technologies and their attendant narrative and audiovisual forms. Coursework includes weekly blogging, one analytical paper, presentations, and the production of a creative TV-related project.
Required of majors for classes 2024 and after.
Prerequisite: FMST 001
Eligible for DGHU, GLBL-Core
Spring 2023. Simon.
Spring 2024. Simon.
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies
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