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    ENG 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Watching Television
    Ub Seminar-Watching Television SCD Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22906   Enrollment Capacity:   28
    Section:   SCD   Enrollment Total:   28
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   M W F , 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Room:   Park 143 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    WATCHING TELEVISION explores the history and aesthetics of television genres from the beginning of commercial television broadcasting in the post-World War II United States to the present day. The class will focus on genres such as drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children's television, animation, prime time, and day time, paying due attention to the beginnings of these genres, their maturation and development, and the reasons for their eventual decline or remarkable persistence. Along the way, we will discuss who watches television and why, how television shapes our view of the world and of each other, how television provides a window on a society's values, and how and why those values change over time.
    Enrollment Requirements
    Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
      Course Description
    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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