Introduction to Television + Digital Media

Designed in conjunction with Dr. Michele Schreiber and Dr. Beretta Smith-Shomade. This course introduces the analysis of television and digital media. Readings and assignments identify and evaluate the aesthetic principles, narrative strategies, and cultural significances of these media forms. Although not a history course, it explores some technological developments that shift how media are produced, distributed, consumed, and monetized from the origins of television in the early 20th century to the social media, streaming video, and video games of today.