NYU Steinhardt

A Cultural History of Television

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2149
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course will survey the cultural & industrial history of American television. Students will come to understand how technological innovation, regulatory bodies, advertisers, network heads, creative producers, audiences have interacted with economic, social, & political forces to shape television over time. In this class we will also discuss the methodological practices & concerns involved in the writing of media histories & specifically the history of broadcasting.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2149