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History of Sitcoms (COM-210)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

December 2021 - Present.

Subject Area:
Cultural Studies

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the relationship between a genre and society; determine the importance of the family nucleus and how it is derived by television and the Media; identify how sitcoms have influenced political decisions and affiliations; and compare and contrast changing technology, the future and societal changes.


COM-210 is a self-study course that culminates with a final exam. This course will examine the history of sitcoms and comedies as a genre and their role in society, media, and arts. Topics include politics, humor as a tool for social engineering, the family unit, civil rights, generations, and the future in media.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cultural Studies, General Studies or History (6/22).