Film/TV Decades: the 80s

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Film/TV Decades: the 80s

Fall 2021

Taught By: Maya Smukler

Section: A

CRN: 4155

Credits: 1

This course examines American film and television during the 1980s 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 proliferation of home video and cable television; the emerging independent film market; the rise of the film franchise; and the deregulation of the media industry. Course topics will include workplace romantic comedies, the “buddy” film and television series, music video/television, and the teenage angst genre. 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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: November 10, 2021 (Wednesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 8, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 7:22pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 11/8/2021 - 12/17/2021