COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Section: 002 Peak TV
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
3
Consent:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The vast quantity of television series produced today, often described as the era of "peak TV," raises questions about the medium’s role in society. With so much content competing for our attention, what can be said about the cultural or political significance of any single program? Does it matter that the diversity of stories told onscreen has increased as the size of the audiences for those stories has decreased? How are technological, economic, and social shifts changing the types of shows that get made—and how we watch them? In this capstone seminar we will critically and creatively engage with such questions about the so-called "peak" of television content. We will apply key concepts in the field of television studies (e.g., cultural forum, flow) to contemporary series and viewing contexts in order to assess the dramatic changes happening in the business and art of television.

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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26850
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
002 (SEM)
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32393
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1COMM Sr
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students that have completed COMM 312 "Television in the Digital Age" are not eligible to enroll and will not receive credits for this class. Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
003 (SEM)
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32394
Closed
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3COMM Sr
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
004 (SEM)
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32395
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
005 (SEM)
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33005
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Capstone reserved for declared Communication Studies seniors only.
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