Telecommunications | Program Analysis and Criticism
T416 | 21461 | Kelly, S.

T416 (21461) Program Analysis and Criticism
Fall I 2005
Susan Kelly
Meets 1:00pm - 2:15pm TR

This course counts toward Arts and Humanities distribution
requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.

Prerequisites: T205 or T206 or consent of the instructor.
Description: Critical analysis of the form, production, and
performance elements of program genres including drama, comedy,
talk, and game shows, documentaries, news, and emerging or
experimental types of mass media content. Explores the relationships
between programming, the media industries, and American culture. The
course will be conducted as a seminar, so students will be actively
involved in creating the classroom environment.

Text: Horace Newcomb, Television: The Critical View

50% 5 reading response papers
25% Media Analysis Paper
15% Presentation
10% Attendance and Participation