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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

FMST 260 American Romantic Comedy

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 30.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course explores the American romantic comedy from the ‘screwball’ era of the 1930s to its ‘radical’ turn mid-century in the wake of the sexual revolution and women’s liberation, to its contemporary incarnations as ‘chick flick’ and ‘bromance.’ We’ll examine how romantic comedy has changed and stayed the same stylistically, thematically, and ideologically. At the heart of our explorations will be ongoing consideration of how romantic comedies reflect and negotiate ever-changing cultural concepts around gender roles, relations between the sexes and those of the same sex, alternative sexualities, and issues of race, class, friends and family.

Prerequisites FYWT*101 or FYWT*112

Corequisite Course(s): FMST*260S

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a liberal arts elective or free elective requirement.