AMST 3717

AMST 3717

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Jews have been on TV since the beginning of the medium – over 70 years – and have made decisions about how they are represented. What kind of Jews do we put on screen, and do they actually represent Jews in America? What about the representation of other ethnic and cultural groups? What can we learn from the history of Jewish television that might apply to Black, Latinx, Muslim, LGBTQ, Asian and other communities as they present themselves to the American public? "Sitcom Jews" uses media analysis, theoretical discussion, and student writing to examine a huge range of TV, starting with classic sitcoms ("The Goldbergs" (1948), "All in the Family, and "Bridget Loves Bernie"), continuing through current Jewish TV shows ("Broad City", "Transparent", "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), and adding a range of ethnic television ("The Jeffersons", "Black-ish", "Insecure", "Ramy", "Will & Grace", "Never Have I Ever").

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3711PMA 3711

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17935 AMST 3717   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person