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In this class, we will learn how to watch television with a critical eye, how to discuss historical events, films, and television shows, and how to write about them. We will spend most of our class time watching films and TV shows, and discussing them. Outside of class, we will read from our textbook, Watching TV. This text will teach you how to approach television critically, introduce you to a vocabulary of audio/visual terms to better express yourself when discussing TV, and give you a clear sense of how television shapes and impacts its audience.