Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Reality TV and the Politics of Difference
GEND 3076 Reality TV and the Politics of Difference
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
How did reality TV come to dominate television programming in the 21st century? What kinds of citizens are viewers encouraged to become through this genre? How are social differences represented within these programs? In this course students are introduced to contemporary television studies and encouraged to examine the productive imprint of neoliberalism on reality TV. In addition, students learn a variety of skills for interpreting television media. This course may be credited towards English Studies.