Vital Information For Your Everyday Life: Children's Television of the 90's
About the Course:
Children of the 1990's could not escape the burgeoning genre of children's television as networks such as Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network suddenly became incredibly popular. Consequently, their cultural tastes have been influenced and informed by the popular shows of the day. As adults, we will return to the shows of our youth and explore such themes as identity formation, narrative form, humor, gender, family, and the plain old fact of having to grow up. By the end of the course, we will become close readers of children's television and the ways by which these shows profoundly defined and reflected a generational outlook. Each class will consist of an in-class viewing, lecture, and group/class discussion.
Grades will be based on attendance, participation, weekly write-ups, and a final individual/group presentation on an episode of 1990's children's television of your choice.
A syllabus will be posted as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of the course facilitators, Jonathan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hannah (email@example.com).
(edited August 23, 2012) Please note that the unit value of the course has been changed from 2 units to 1 unit. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
How to Enroll:
In order to enroll in the course, you must attend the first meeting (Thursday, August 30, 6-8 PM in 101 Wheeler; subsequent classes will be in the same location at the same time and day of the week). Ten underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) and twenty upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) will be admitted. In the event that more people attend the first class than can be accomodated in the course, we will ask for a brief (1-2 paragraph) write-up that explains your interests in children's television and reasons for taking the course. Please note that previous or extensive knowledge of television is not required; we encourage all curious souls to attend! Based on the applications, we will e-mail course control numbers to those who have been admitted by the Tuesday following the first class session.
Important update (August 23): Please write your one to two paragraph explanation of your interest in the course and its materials. Make sure to include your name, your year (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), and your e-mail address. Bring these paragraphs to the first class session (August 30). These paragraphs will serve as applications in the event that more people attend the first class session than can be accomodated. If you do not bring these paragraphs, you will most certainly be permitted to write them during the first class session. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Course Contact: j.almerido AT gmail.com, langleyh AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Eric Falci
Time & Location:
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