Knowing Television

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Film & Media Studies
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Amherst College

(Offered as ENGL 282 and FAMS 215) For better or worse, U.S. broadcast television is a cultural form that is not commonly associated with knowledge. This course will take what might seem a radical counter-position to such assumptions–looking at the ways television teaches us what it is and even trains us in potential critical practices for investigating it. By considering its formal structure, its textual definitions, and the means through which we see it, we will map out how it is that we come to know television.

Prior coursework in Film and Media Studies is recommended, but not required. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 45 students. Fall semester. Professor Hastie.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Knowing Television
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Amelie Hastie MW 02:00PM-03:20PM