Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US; GE Writing and Communication, Level 2
Prerequisites: 1110.01 and Sophomore Standing or EM credit for 1110.01; or a declared major in English. Not open to students with credit for 2367.01H, 210, 267H, 301, 303, or equiv.
Course Objectives: Extends and refines expository writing and analytical reading skills, emphasizing recognition of intertextuality and reflection on compositional strategies on topics pertaining to popular culture in America; introduces students to questions of diversity and identity in the U.S. Experience.
Course Content: Television families do not always resemble our own families. They instead reflect back to us distorted images that tell us something about what our culture values. This class examines television families to develop reading, writing, and researching skills while exploring some of the larger cultural values communicated through our TV families.
Method of Presentation: Discussion, short lecture, peer workshopping.
Method of Evaluation: Essays and revisions; reading quizzes.