Study of television's institutional contents and representational practices, including such television genres as serials, news, and reality TV. Offered alternate years.
This class introduces students to TV as a way of studying the power dynamics of popular culture—with special attention to the 1950s and 1960s, unconventional forms of art, the overlaps of the music and television industries, and previous student research in this and other queer transgender media studies courses.
Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.
English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts. The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
Digital Humanities Minor courses integrate literary study with the use of digital tools and technologies. Students in the minor learn how to make interpretive arguments by building digital archives and maps, interacting with digital games, using web-based publishing platforms, and visualizing data. The minor pays particular attention to the culture of creation in literary and cultural analysis.