COLL 185 - EAST ASIA TELEVISION
Long Title: EAST ASIA TELEVISION: AN INTRODUCTION (MARTEL)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "Every day, millions of people across the globe turn on their televisions or open their computers to watch the latest episode of an East Asian television show. As entertaining as it may be, what you don’t see in that episode is just as important. From state regulation on depictions of history and gender in Chinese television dramas to the intense labor conditions of the anime industry, what you see on screen is just the tip of the iceberg.
How does television reflect and affect how East Asians understand the world around them? In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of the history of East Asian television, as well as principles of textual analysis. They will apply these principles to East Asian television through in-class discussion and short writing assignments. The class will primarily focus on dramas, animated shows, and game and competition shows of China, Japan, and South Korea. No East Asian language skills are required. At the end of the course, students will present an analysis of a television program of their choice to the class in lieu of a final exam. "