Situation Comedy and American Culture

Lecture, three hours. Historical analysis of sitcom genre from its beginning in late 1940s to present. Investigation of how sitcoms have influenced American life and culture and how American life and culture have influenced sitcoms. Exploration of issues of family, race and ethnicity, class and economy, gender roles, and political culture. P/NP or letter grading.

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Instructor
TA and Suman, M.W.
Previously taught
23W
Formerly offered as
COMM ST 145

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