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Claudia L. Gorbman
TCXUS 485
Tacoma Campus

Media Genres

Study of genre, the thematic classification of films (e.g. westerns, musicals) and television programming. Topics vary, but can include comedy, news/documentary, musical, and social-problem melodramas.

Class description

Spring 2007: The Western Focussing on the 1950s and beyond, a study of the Western and its resonances in American society and mythology.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

IMPORTANT NOTE: it is imperative for students to participate in all class meetings. Film screenings and discussions take place that cannot be 'made up.'

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Claudia L. Gorbman
Date: 03/19/2007