Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

COM 201 History and Theory of Television(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. Examines the development of commercial television broadcasting, its genesis in radio, its creation of distinctive genres, and its change and diversification in the age of cable and satellite broadcasting. The course considers different theoretical approaches to the analysis of television, investigating theories of the effects of television, the impact of television on other media, and television's "mythic" content. (arts & com.) (TALA). Prerequisite: ENG 111. Please Note: this course satisfies the college option.