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Title: Color TV: Black Folk on TV
Course Section Number: BLS-270-01
Department: Black Studies
Description: This course will survey the proliferation of Black representation on television shows with particular focus on the 1970s through 2000s. We will review variety shows like Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor, sitcoms like Amos 'n' Andy and Julia and entertainment shows like Soul Train and In Living Color. Special focus will be devoted to Black family shows like The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons, The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Students will be introduced to concepts in cultural theory and cultural criticism. This course will appeal to students interested in the intersection of popular culture and race relations. Caution: We will watch a lot of TV.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 09:00AM - 09:50AM, Center Hall, Room 215
Faculty: Lake, Tim

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 25
Cross-list Group Student Count: 25
Calculated Course Status: CLOSED
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
BLS-270-01 (primary)
Color TV: Black Folk on TV
CLOSED Black Studies 25 16 / -- / 0
ENG-370-01 (cross-listing)
Color TV: Black Folk on TV
CLOSED English 25 9 / -- / 0