NYU Steinhardt

Reality and Documentary TV

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2147
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course will survey the historical development & shifting definitions of documentary & reality television. We will explore the ways in which television has understood & utilized non-fiction formats at particular historical moments; trace the formations & deployment of realist aesthetics; explore the ethical obligations/problematics of these forms & their practitioners; examine the implications & meanings of documentary/reality hybrids; & consider the reception of & cultural meanings derived from particular documentary & reality texts & subgenres
  • Old Course Number: E58.2147