Film/TV Decades: the 70s

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Film/TV Decades: the 70s

Fall 2019

Taught By: Maya Smukler

Section: A

CRN: 4154

Credits: 1

This course examines American film and television during the 1970s from a cultural and industrial perspective, with attention paid to visual and narrative style, as well as genre conventions that distinguish the period. Students will study key examples from the decade as a way to understand the economic and creative changes taking place in the entertainment industry that were unique to the era such as: the dominance of the blockbuster movie; the corporate conglomeration of Hollywood; and the popularity of exploitation drive-in films. Course topics will include political paranoia, post-apocalyptic science-fiction, screwball comedy, and the network sitcom. Students will view a selection of television programs and feature films each week combined with reading and writing assignments. All work, including group discussions, takes place on-line.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:00am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/30/2019 - 11/3/2019