OSHR 1406 - Television History and Culture

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

For the last 60+ years, television has become a mainstay in most American homes. The enormous popularity of television, its programming and its stars, suggests that as a medium, television holds a unique place in American popular culture. In its earliest incarnation in the 1940s and 1950s, television became a visual reproduction of radio programming.

Now "television" shows can be viewed on the Internet, streamed to mobile devices, and recorded and/or played back on-demand. The days of the three major networks have been supplanted by cable and satellite providers who make available hundreds of channels with countless hours of programming.

This course will trace the history of television and examine the cultural impact of various genres of television shows.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

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