Examination of American television as an industry, art form, medium of social representation, and set of viewer practices.
As part of a curriculum revision, Film and Media Studies proposes to recreate several courses it has regularly offered as 500-level advanced special topics courses at the more appropriate 300 level. This revision also updates the elective distribution better to accommodate faculty specializations, student needs, and the state of the discipline. This regularly offered class is proposed as a stand-alone course in the appropriate distribution. In it, students will cultivate a foundational understanding of American Television and key methods involved in its study.
It is suggested to add a minimum grade for the two prerequisites listed. For example, a minimum grade of "D" would indicate that the student passed the course. Department may want to list a higher minimum grade, if appropriate. This will allow us to enforce the prerequisite in Banner at the time of registration.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses