World Television in Comparative Perspective
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5176
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
This course explores the impact and functioning of television in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America; that is, the areas of the world that do not share the American model. While it discusses concepts such as State intervention, globalization, transnationalism and representation, the course focuses on the factual trends common to all the countries in each of these areas: TV models, channels, scheduling, programs, audiences, advertising, program and format trade, etc., and exemplifies them by means of case studies from individual countries. It also explores the impact of American television on these markets, both from a programming perspective and an economic one. Screenings of shows from different countries will be part of the courses activities.
Open to Graduate students.