Integrative Arts 110
Tentative Class Schedule

This Schedule is changing constantly. Revisions will be discussed in class and should be your first source of information
 
***FINAL EXAM***

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
6:50 - 8:40 PM
108 FORUM
PART I: Historical Antecedents Of Television
1/12

Introduction: Why Do We Watch Television?
Chapter 1
 
1/14

Early Influences on Television: Radio & Film.
Chapter 2
tape: The Lucky Strike Program (excerpt)
 
1/19

Who Controls Television?: Television & the Federal Government
 
1/21

Structure & Form in Network Television
 
1/26

Programming & Practices in Network Television
 
1/28

Television Marketing: The Commercial as Content
Chapter 4 pp. 91 - 95
tape: select commercials
 
2/2

Commercials-continued
tape: select commercials
 
2/4

The Earliest Forms of Television Comedy: Live Television
tape: The Texaco Star Theater (excerpt), Mr. Peepers (excerpt)
 
2/9

The Golden Age of Television: the Anthology Show
Chapter 3
tape: Bang the Drum Slowly
 
2/11

The Golden Age of Television: The Episodic Series
tape: Martin Kane: Private Eye (excerpt)
 
 
2/16

First Examination
 
 
Part II: Comedy As Genre & Ideology
2/18

l950's Situation Comedy & the Desilu System
Chapter 5
tape: I Love Lucy
 
2/23

l960's Variations in Situation Comedy Form: The Magicom
Chapter 6
tape: Gilligan's Island
 
2/25

The Domestic Comedy
Chapter 7
tape: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
 
3/2

Attacking Ideology: The New Comedy
tape: All in the Family
3/4
New Comedy: The Post Modern Era

tape: The Simpsons
 
3/30
Second Examination
Part III: Melodrama As Genre And Ideology
3/8 - 3/14 Spring Break-- No classes
3/16
New Comedy: The Post Modern Era - Continued
tape: South Park
3/18
Melodrama as Etreme: The Soap Opera
tape: The Young and the Restless (excerpt)
2/23
Soap Operas -- Continued
tape: Party of Five (excerpt)
 
3/25
Second Examination
 
3/30

Genre Forms in Television: The Cowboy and the Detective.
tape: The New Mike Hammer (excerpt)
4/1

The Detective as Social Image
tape: Dragnet
4/6
The Adventure Show

tape: Star Trek: The Next Generation
4/8
Television as Pseudo-Realism: The Doctor/Lawyer Show

tape: ER
4/13

Television as Social Realism: The Social Drama.
tape: Homicide
 
Part IV: The Post Modern Era
4/15
Post Modern Melodrama

tape: Northern Exposure(excerpt), The Singing Detective (excerpt)
 
4/20

Dramatic Structure in the 6:00 News
Chapter 4 pp. 76-87
tape: The CBS News
4/22
Dramatic Form in Television Documentaries

tape: Migrant (excerpt)
4/27
Educational versus Public Television

tape: The Civil War (excerpt)
4/29
Television's Impact on Modern Sports

Chapter 10, 12
tape: various sports clips
 
5/3
Final Examination
6:50 - 8:40 PM  108 Forum
 
THE FINAL IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE


As always, the instructor reserves the right to make changes in the content and form of the class as time and material permit.