Jan 27, 2023  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

FICM 3063 - Teen Drama (3)


This course offers an exploration of an American television genre that is becoming increasingly popular outside of its traditional audience - the teen drama. Together, we will undertake a study of the development of this genre, spending much of our time examining the ways in which it both contributes to and predicts changes in American culture, particularly in terms of things that challenge Americans’ ideas of what an American teenager is, does, and thinks.  We will also discuss the genre’s overall place in the current conversation about the “new golden age of television” and the gender-based politics surrounding why many of these series are ignored by critics. 

This course may satisfy a LIGHT requirement.