Course Info

SCWR 150: Television Genres (Formerly DC 229)

Students will analyze and discuss some of the most important and influential shows in television history. Students will learn all about the writer-centric form of scripted television, where it's been and where it's heading. Students study serials and procedurals, network and cable shows, principal leads, partnerships and ensembles, comedy and drama, prevalent themes, innovations in content and form, the impact of DVR, and the impact of the internet. Course Description: This analytical course examines the screenplay's evolution to the screen from a writer's perspective. Students will read scripts of varying genres and then perform a critical analysis and comparison of the text to the final produced versions of the series. Storytelling conventions such as structure, character development, theme, and tension will be used to uncover alterations and how these adjustments ultimately impacted the show's reception. In addition to series of various genres, students will examine shows by, for, and about a diverse range of intersectional characters and creators reflective of our communities.

Spring 2020-2021

Section: 301
Class number: 30826
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 601
Class number: 30244
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:
Section: 620
Class number: 30827
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor:
Section: 621
Class number: 30170
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
Instructor:
Section: 901
Class number: 30265
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: Online: Sync
Instructor:

Winter 2020-2021

Section: 220
Class number: 28787
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED
Section: 520
Class number: 28819
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2020-2021

Section: 202
Class number: 28848
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: Online: Sync

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 110
Class number: 10714
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED
Section: 111
Class number: 10718
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED
Section: 410
Class number: 10720
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED
Section: 710
Class number: 10716
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async
CLOSED

Summer I 2019-2020

Section: 210
Class number: 40030
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 302
Class number: 30194
Meeting time: Tu 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED
Section: 311
Class number: 30029
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 30109
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 603
Class number: 30117
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED
Section: 610
Class number: 31049
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 612
Class number: 30016
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30131
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 910
Class number: 30018
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2019-2020

Section: 202
Class number: 25911
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 25912
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 201
Class number: 25702
Meeting time: W 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 210
Class number: 25740
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 25741
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 25742
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 801
Class number: 25743
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 25744
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 101
Class number: 16110
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 16115
Meeting time: W 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00303 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16111
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 111
Class number: 16116
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 16117
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 16118
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 701
Class number: 16113
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 16114
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Summer II 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 40083
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 40172
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Summer I 2018-2019

Section: 201
Class number: 40038
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 40171
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 302
Class number: 30810
Meeting time: Tu 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00303 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 311
Class number: 30171
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 601
Class number: 30546
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 603
Class number: 30591
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 612
Class number: 30115
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 901
Class number: 30608
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30118
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2018-2019

Section: 202
Class number: 26903
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 26913
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 201
Class number: 25620
Meeting time: W 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 210
Class number: 26082
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 501
Class number: 25559
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 26057
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 25560
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 26059
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 101
Class number: 14926
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16282
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 401
Class number: 14864
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 16283
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 14927
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 16284
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Summer II 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 41249
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 41623
Meeting time: TuTh 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Jose Soto | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 41619
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 511
Class number: 41624
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Jose Soto | View syllabus

Summer I 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 41196
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41617
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 302
Class number: 35764
Meeting time: Tu 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 311
Class number: 35765
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 34361
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 34363
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 603
Class number: 34438
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 34362
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 34364
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 612
Class number: 34439
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 34463
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 34464
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Section: 202
Class number: 26243
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 26244
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 20943
Meeting time: W 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 25613
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 20877
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 25585
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 20878
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 25587
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12725
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 110
Class number: 12726
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 12630
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 12631
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 12727
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 702
Class number: 12729
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Pomerantz
Section: 710
Class number: 12728
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 711
Class number: 12730
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: James Pomerantz
CLOSED

Summer II 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 41923
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 42031
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 41849
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Jose Soto | View syllabus
Section: 202
Class number: 41851
Meeting time: MW 10:05AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41850
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Jose Soto | View syllabus
Section: 211
Class number: 41852
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33816
Meeting time: Th 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 310
Class number: 33817
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 33818
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 33820
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 603
Class number: 33904
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 33819
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 611
Class number: 33821
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 612
Class number: 33905
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 33936
Meeting time: M 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Mark O'Connell
Section: 910
Class number: 33937
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Mark O'Connell
CLOSED

Dec Intersession 2016-2017

Section: 202
Class number: 27210
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 27211
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 22432
Meeting time: W 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 210
Class number: 22433
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 22321
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 22322
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Section: 801
Class number: 22324
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 810
Class number: 22325
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 33596
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
Section: 110
Class number: 33598
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Michael McCarthy
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 33392
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 33894
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Heather Ash
Section: 410
Class number: 33394
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
CLOSED
Section: 411
Class number: 33896
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Heather Ash
Section: 701
Class number: 33600
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 702
Class number: 33604
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 710
Class number: 33602
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 711
Class number: 33606
Meeting time: -
Location: Remote
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED