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HUM 110CL: Television and the American Family/McGinnis: Home

Welcome to the Libguide for Brook McGinnis's HUM 110CL Class. All class information will be stored here.


Welcome to Television and the American Family!

This course explores six decades and three eras of American television as it pertains to the depiction of the American family. Beginning with the early years, which saw the family as a haven, students will learn how television influenced families and how families as a whole influenced television. The course then moves on to the conflict years of television families and then to the postmodern period, in which the concept of family has become fragmented and subject to debate and redefinition.

I hope you enjoy learning about some of your favorite television shows...and perhaps a little about yourself, too!