BUI301 Understanding and Deconstructing TV

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Blount 301 Understanding and Deconstructing TV is a seminar taught in the Blount Scholars Program by Jeremy Butler, professor emeritus, the University of Alabama.

Course objectives

Students will learn to:

  1. Dissect TV narrative and non-narrative structures;
  2. Understand how stylistic elements (e.g., cinematography; set, lighting, and costume design; editing) have an impact on our understanding of TV; and
  3. Evaluate theories and critical methods applied to the understanding of television.

Online study guides

Chronological order

List of discussion notes

Category:BUI301 Discussion

Study groups

Texts & resources


  • Jeremy G. Butler, Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture.

Companion Website

Articles and book chapters