American Studies

Winter 2004

AMST 250  Sports in American Culture                              3 credits
An interdisciplinary examination of the role and structure of sports in American culture and society. Topics include the business of sports, the role of racism and sexism in sports, the structure of high school and college sports, the role of the media in shaping and interpreting sports, as well as a historical overview of the evolution of American athletics. For more information contact bloom@pa.net.
          Grade Method: REG
[0002] 9101 MTuW.......9:00am- 1:10pm (FA  015)       BLOOM, J

AMST 320  Television in American Culture (AH)                     3 credits
An examination of the economic, social, and artistic implications of television in the United States. Elements considered include television as a corporate structure, with emphasis on rating systems, programming philosophies and strategies, and demographic considerations; particular genres portrayed within daytime and prime-time television; sociological and psychological impact of television on American society; and television as a popular art. For more information contact hummel@wam.umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0003] 9101 MTuWTh.....2:00pm- 5:10pm (FA  015)       HUMMEL, M

AMST 357  Special Topics in Communications, Media,                3 credits
          and the Arts Gender and the Sit-Com: TV's         
          Funny Ladies                                      

          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.   SEE   WMST   390B   FOR   COURSE
[0004] 9101 MTuWTh.....1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 237)       McCULLY, S

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