Advanced Topics in Television Studies: Race and Television

Course Details
Course: 
FILM 187
Instructor: 
L.S. Kim
Quarter: 
Winter
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Description: 
In this course, we will explore the relationship between Race and Television. We will examine histories, theories, criticism, with a specific approach to consider genres, for example, music, dance, sports, sit-com, stand-up comedy, drama, niche cable programming, on-line programming, and more. What are the possibilities through different genres for writing, performing, and representing racial discourse? Where do you see points of intervention in the creative process or in business practices? You will be invited to share case studies of particular texts, offering your perspectives and what you find intriguing about a television program in how it communicates racial meanings.