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Winter 2009


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



AMST 320  Television in American Culture                          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 demo-graphic 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 hummel1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0002] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             HUMMEL, M
            MTuWTh.....2:00pm- 5:10pm (FA  015)


AMST 350  Critical Decades The 1960's                             3 credits
Few decades in recent American history have generated more controversy than the 1960s. An era once memorably described by the expression, "if you can remember the sixties you weren’t really there," this was an age of remarkable political and social upheaval. Beginning with a brief look at the allegedly conformist 1950s and ending in the 1970s with Watergate and the resignation of Richard Nixon, this course will examine the political, cultural, and social aspects of that turbulent decade -- the 1960s. Note: Course may be repeated for credit for a maximum of six credits when topic varies, with permission of the department. For more information contact campbe@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0003] 9101 Meets 01/05/2009 - 01/23/2009             STAFF
            MTuWTh.....9:00am-12:10pm (SOND107)


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