The assignment is to watch 2 HOURS OF AMERICAN TELEVISION FROM 2014 or 2015. You can choose any American television program you like — it can be one you watch for pleasure — two hours total (four 1/2 hour episodes or two 1 hour episodes. You can watch on YouTube or live or from a DVD or stream — it doesn’t matter how you watch it or on what device. But it MUST be current American television.
Your assignment is to write up a Media Analysis of the shows, focusing on their treatment of gender or “race” issues through the casting and the writing of the show. What does an analysis of the show tell you about American culture today in areas of “race”” and/or gender?
Your analysis should be 2 to 3 double spaced pages, around 600~900 words, and must be posted on Turnitin.com by the due date for each section. Late papers will be accepted for several days, with a point deduction — but after the Post date, they cannot be submitted, and you will receive no points for the Log.