Telecommunications | Program Analysis and Criticism
T416 | 14817 | Krahnke, S.

T416 Program Analysis and Criticism (3 cr.)
P: T206 with a grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis of the form, production, and performance elements
of program genres including drama, comedy, talk, and game shows,
documentaries, news, and newer types of electronic visual media
content such as streaming video and video podcasts.

Coursework will explore the relationships between programming, the
media industries, American culture and emerging technologies.
Readings will include popular criticism, analytical articles, and
material written by class cohorts. Students will view dozens of
programs and program clips, both in class and on their own time.
Assignments will include the writing of program reviews, analytical
papers, and instructional projects (such as multi-media

Although this is not an intensive writing class, writing will be a
prime component of course evaluation and instruction.

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.