Courses of Interest

The courses listed in this section have been chosen by the designated departments as having special interest for students who are not majoring in that particular subject but who might find courses in that discipline both enjoyable and beneficial. For more information, contact the department directly.

School of Architecture

ARCH 106x Workshop in Architecture (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the ways architecture is created and understood, for minors and non-majors. Hands-on discussion and laboratory session with some drawing and model building. Not available for credit to architecture majors.
Professor: Susanna W. Seierup

ARCH 207 Computer Applications in Architecture (2 units)

Description: Introduction for the non-programmer to the uses of the computer in architecture, including the application of existing programs and their implications for design. Lecture and laboratory. Overview and use of software types.
Professor: Justin Brechtel

ARCH 220 The Architect’s Sketchbook (2 units)

Description: The architect’s sketchbook as a portable laboratory for perceiving and documenting space introduces the study of the built environment. On-site sessions develop drawing, observation, and visualization skills.
Professors: Graeme Maxwell Morland; Miller Fong

ARCH 307 Digital Tools for Architecture (3 units)

Description: Exploration of digital tools with an emphasis on building information modeling (BIM), parametric modeling, and interoperability including special topics in Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) and sustainable design. Recommended preparation: basic computer skills.
Professor: Karen Kensek

ARCH 404 Topics in Modern Architecture in Southern California (3 units)

Description: Investigation of modern architecture in Southern California within its cultural and historic contexts.
Professor: Emily Bills

ARCH 419 Architectural Sustainability Tools and Methods (3 units)

Description: Lectures, comparative studies and exercises on international architectural sustainability rating and certification systems.
Professor: Kyle Konis

ARCH 421 Digital Architectural Photography (2 units)

Description: Perceiving and documenting the built environment through the perspective and frame of the digital camera. Mastering the basic principles of the digital image through an understanding of frame, light, exposure, color correction, and printing output.
Professor: Michael Arden

ARCH 422L Architectural Photography – Film and Digital (3 units)

Description: See how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms; master high-resolution images both with film and digital; become a professional image developer/processor utilizing photographic software.
Professor: Michael Arden

ARCH 440m Literature and the Urban Experience (4 units)

Description: Post-industrial revolution urban environments and dynamic relationships in cities such as Manchester, Paris, St. Petersburg, New York, and Los Angeles, as revealed in novels, architecture, and urban forms.
Professor: Alice Kimm

ARCH 444 Great Houses of Los Angeles (4 units)

Description: An introduction to the architectural philosophies of seven influential California architects through readings and site visits to significant case studies. (Duplicates credit in former ARCH 322.)
Professor: Rebecca Choi

ARCH 454 Contemporary Asian Architecture (4 units)

Description: Exploration of various “Asian” architectures, comparisons of areas, identifying current trends and impact of Asia on Southern California and Los Angeles.
Professor: James Steele

ARCH 547 Urban Nature (3 units)

Description: Interactions of cities and nature: introduction to the ecology of cities; major threats to urban biodiversity interacting with human attitudes; review of restoration and conservation projects. Recommended preparation: ARCH 531.
Professor: Travis Longcore

ARCH 555 Global Perspectives in Heritage Conservation (2 units)

Description: In-depth analysis of international heritage conservation practice with a focus on a single country, continent, or world region outside the United States. Topics will vary from year to year; may be repeated for credit when subject matter is different.
Professor: Vinayak Bharne

ARCH 579 Sustainable Building and Environment using LEED Metrics (3 units)

Description: Fundamental knowledge of sustainable building concepts, current environmental design building rating systems, building performance and diagnostics metrics, as well as reference standards related to sustainable design.
Professor: Joon-Ho Choi

ARCH 586 City Cine: Visuality, Media and Urban Experience (4 units)

Description: Explores the relationship between urban experience and visual media (from the photographic, to the filmic, to the digital) from circa 1880 to the present.
Professor: Amy Murphy

Marshall School of Business


FBE 299x: Special Topics (2-4 units, max 4)

Description: Introduction to current developments in finance and business economics.
Note: Develop a comprehensive financial plan involving personal budgeting, savings, retirement planning, process of purchasing a home, and investment in stocks.

School of Cinematic Arts


CTAN 200g The Rise of Digital Hollywood (4 units)

Description: An overview of the evolution of computer graphics in modern media.

CTAN 330 Animation Fundamentals (2 units)

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of animation, covering such topics as timing, anticipation, reaction, overlapping action, and metamorphosis.

CTAN 420 Concept Design for Animation (2 units)

Description: Creating characters and environments for animation, live action, and video games.

CTAN 432 The World of Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the expanding field of visual effects; topics include magic lanterns shows, stop-motion fantasies and animation combination films employing the latest digital technologies.

CTAN 436 Writing for Animation (2 units)

Description: Workshop exploring concept and structure of long and short form animated films through practical writing exercises.

CTAN 448 Introduction to Film Graphics – Animation (4 units)

Description: An introduction to methods for creating analog animation through experimentation with imagery, concepts and materials. Emphasis on basic timing principles and hands-on techniques.

CTAN 450a Animation Theory and Techniques (2 units)

Description: Methods for creating animation blending traditional techniques with contemporary technologies.

CTAN 452 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation (2 units)

Description: Lecture and laboratory in computer animation: geometric modeling, motion specification, lighting, texture mapping, rendering, compositing, production techniques, systems for computer-synthesized animation.

CTAN 460 Character Design Workshop (2 units)

Description: The basics of character design for animation: anatomy, poses, facial expressions, silhouettes, and anthropomorphism. Development of a portfolio.

CTAN 462 Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Survey of contemporary concepts and approaches to production in the current state of film and video effects work. Digital and traditional methodologies will be covered, with a concentration on digital exercises illustrating modern techniques.

CTAN 465L Digital Effects Animation (2 units)

Description: All aspects of digital effects animation, including particles, dynamics, and fluids. Creating water, fire, explosions, and destruction in film.
Prerequisite: CTAN 452 or CTAN 462.
Includes an introduction to the rich procedural capabilities of Houdini, the standard application used in the industry for effects animation. The course will encompass a series of hands-on exercises, so a prior basic working knowledge of Maya or other 3-D application is essential.

CTAN 470 Documentary Animation Production (2 units)

Description: Examination of the history, techniques, and methods of documentary animation production. Collaboration on a short film project.

CTAN 497L Generative Animation (2 units)

Description: Introduction to software packages and practices exploring current animation techniques that leverage simulation systems. Artificial intelligence as a tool for animation. Prerequisite: CTAN 452

CTAN 502L Experiments in Immersive Design (2 units)

Description: An in-depth exploration of aesthetics and techniques involved in the conceptualization, design and creation of immersive media and stereoscopic imaging. (Duplicates credit in former CTAN 502a.)

CTAN 503 Storyboarding for Animation (2 units)

Description: Focus on film grammar, perspective, and layout, staging and acting as it relates to storyboarding for animation.

CTAN 504L Creative Production in Virtual Reality (2 units)

Description: A creative studio course in producing both a linear cinematic virtual reality short film and associated real-time immersive experience. Prerequisite: CTAN 502

CTAN 508L Live Action Integration with Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Survey of the digital techniques required to successfully marry live action shooting with CGI elements and green screen footage. Prerequisite: CTAN 462

CTAN 550 Stop Motion Puppet and Set Design (2 units)

Description: Puppet and set design for stop motion animation while providing guidance on armature rigs that allow the character to be animated effectively.

CTAN 551 Stop Motion Performance (2 units)

Description: Incorporating classic stop motion techniques for puppet performance and animation. Emphasis on timing, performance, movement, animation and gesture. Prerequisite: CTAN 550

CTAN 565L Motion Capture Performance (2 units)

Description: The art of directing, acting, and creating story for motion capture will be explored while learning the technology behind bringing virtual actors to life. Prerequisite: CTAN 564

CTAN 592 Master Class (2, 3, 4, 5, 6 units)

Description: A special projects course in which students produce a major work through weekly meetings with a master artist/animator. Topics must be approved prior to enrollment. Recommended preparation: Previous advanced animation production experience.


CTCS 190g Introduction to Cinema (4 units)

Description: Gateway to majors and minors in cinema-television. Technique, aesthetics, criticism, and social implications of cinema. Lectures accompanied by screenings of appropriate films.

Rated one of the top six “USC classes you cannot afford to miss” (Saturday Night Magazine, 2004), this course explores the formal properties of cinema, such as literary design, performance, and film design. Films may include Raging Bull, Sunset Blvd., Singin’ in the Rain, All About Eve and No Country for Old Men.
Professor: Drew Casper

CTCS 191 Introduction to Television and Video (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the economic, technological, aesthetic, and ideological characteristics of the televisual medium; study of historical development of television and video including analysis of key works; introduction to TV/Video theory and criticism.
Are we doomed to a future of wall-to-wall reality television? Will YouTube replace network TV? This course studies television as a unique dramatic form. Screenings will run the gamut from “I Love Lucy” to “Weeds” to “Mad Men.”
Professor: Aniko Imre

CTCS 192gm Race, Class, and Gender in American Film (4 units)

Description: Analyzes issues of race, class and gender in contemporary American culture as represented in the cinema.

One of the most popular classes offered at USC, this course focuses on the relationship between film and American society in order to address issues of race, class, and gender in contemporary Hollywood cinema. This course satisfies the university’s diversity requirement and new GE Arts requirement.
Professor: Todd E. Boyd

CTCS 464 Film and/or Television Genres (4 units)

Description: Rigorous examination of film genres: history, aesthetics, cultural context, social significance, and critical methodologies.
Section 18118: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy. An experience of things that go bump in the night; that make our throats dry, our palms clammy, while sending shivers up and down our spines. Films may include: Freaks, The Bride of Frankenstein, King Kong, Cat People, The Thing, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Near Dark.
Professors: David James, Drew Casper


CTIN 101 Fundamentals of Procedural Media (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the procedural nature of interactive media. Developing proficiency in procedural literacy, reading and creating computational media. (Duplicates credit in former CTIN 400.)
This course is not focused on learning a specific programming language, but on helping the future game designer, 3-D modeler, interactive writer, or software engineer become procedurally literate.

CTIN 190 Introduction to Interactive Entertainment (4 units)

Description: Critical vocabulary and historical perspective to analyze and understand experiences with interactive entertainment; students imagine and articulate their own ideas. (Duplicates credit in former CTIN 309.)
Offers students the historical perspective, critical vocabulary, and design skills by which they can analyze and understand their own experiences with interactive entertainment, as well as imagine and articulate their own ideas for interactive experiences.

CTIN 191 Survey of Themed Entertainment (4 units)

Description:Introduction to the field of themed entertainment and education design, covering its history, and, especially, current practice.
A critical look at the development of the theme park industry and the theories and models that shaped its course and development.

CTIN 458 Business and Management of Games (2 units)

Description: Overview of current business models in games and interactive media, methods for pitching and getting products funded; copyright and intellectual property.

CTIN 488 Game Design Workshop (4 units)

Description: Theory and evaluation of interactive game experiences and principles of game design utilizing the leading software approaches and related technologies. Recommended preparation: CTIN 309, CTIN 483.

The purpose of this workshop is to examine models and strategies for creating electronic games that are based on solid play mechanics. Students will experience the fundamentals of game design through the study of classic games, as well as design their own games and playtest/critique the games of others.

CTIN 497 Interactive Media Startup (1 units)

Description: Description: Pitching, production planning, forming a company and seeking funding for your creative media idea. Duplicates credit in former CTIN 497ab.
Ideation and Pitching, the fundamentals of coming up with your idea and beginning to market yourself.


IML 104 Introduction to Digital Studies (2 units)

Description: An introduction to the expressive range of screen languages in their cultural, historical, and technological contexts.
Introduction to media, art and technology in the context of various academic and professional disciplines. Students will study the history and theory of digital media and also gain hands-on media authoring skills. Counts as a requirement for the minor in Digital Studies and Honors in Multimedia Scholarship.

IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the expressive potential of multimedia as a critical and creative tool, supplementing traditional forms of academic work. Introduction to image, video, audio and web authoring in a variety of different topic areas such as storytelling, remix, mindfulness, and marketing. This course counts as a requirement for the minor in Digital Studies and the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 201 The Languages of Digital Media (4 units)

Description: An in-depth investigation of the close interrelationships among technology, culture and communication to form a solid foundation for digital authoring. Duplicates credit in former IML 101.
Students will produce a series of media projects that explore and strengthen their personal voice and
critical consciousness. This course counts as a requirement for the minor in Digital Studies and the
Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 295Lm Race, Class and Gender in Digital Culture (4 units)

Description: Critical analysis of the categories of race, class and gender within the diverse digital spaces of contemporary culture, from video games to the digital divide.
Students will produce media projects that analyze their own attitudes about diversity and inclusion and argue that living in a diverse society can function as a form of social and cultural enrichment. This course counts as a requirement for the minor in Media and Social Change.

IML 309 Integrative Design for Mobile Devices (4 units)

Description: Hands-on investigation of opportunities and challenges offered by mobile interaction within both cultural and ideological contexts.
Students will explore tablets, phones, and mobile-responsive websites while also learning about
user experience and user interface design. This course counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Future Cinema minors, and for the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 320 Designing and Writing for Transmedia Narratives (4 units)

Description: Creating a story that uses three or more digital platforms (video, social media, games, comics, et cetera) with strategies drawn from entertainment, art and activism.
Students will explore various narrative styles for interactive non-linear storytelling. This course counts as an elective for the Digital Studies, Future Cinema and Media and Social Change minors, and for the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 385 Design Fiction and Speculative Futures (4 units)

Description: The history, theory and methods of design fiction, focusing on design videos and physical prototypes as tools for exploring contemporary social, political and ethical life. Students will engage in collaboration, video capture, video editing, basic sound design, 3-D printing, and object design. This course counts as an elective for the Digital Studies, Future Cinema and Media and Social Change minors, and for the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 420m New Media for Social Change (4, max 8 units)

Description: Creating real social change through multimedia, working in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization.
Students explore the nature of civic engagement and strengthen their digital media skills in the pursuit of real world change. This course counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and
Media and Social Change minors, and for the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 456 Nature, Design and Media (2 units)

Description: Investigation of the impact of natural patterns on digital media design. Explores the relationships among chaos, harmony, beauty, proportion, spirituality, holistic systems and shaped experience. This course counts as an elective for the Digital Studies and Future Cinema minors and Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

IML 499 Special Topics (2, 3, 4 units)

Description: Selected topics in multimedia literacy.
Love Online: Emotion in Digital Culture. Students will explore tracking emotional well-being with apps and wearables to experience developments in body-borne computing and issues in the quantified self movement. IML 499 counts as an elective for the minor in Digital Studies and for Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.


CTPR 288 Originating and Developing Ideas for Film (2 units)

Description: Exercises in observation, imaginative association, visualization, etc., that deepen the creative process, leading to ideas, stories, characters, and images for narrative, documentary, and experimental films.

CTPR 327 Motion Picture Camera (3 units)

Description: Use of high definition motion picture equipment to explore the fundamentals of shot design, movement and lighting. In class group projects.

The magic of creating images on film, from using cameras, lenses, and filters to photographic processes and the role of the cinematographer in interpreting story. Hands-on projects put theory into practice.

CTPR 335 Motion Picture Editing (3 units)

Description: Theory, techniques, and practices in picture editing; use of standard editing equipment; individual projects.

CTPR 340 Creating the Motion Picture Sound Track (2 units)

Description: Techniques and aesthetics for recording production sound, editing dialogue, sound effects, music, Foley and preparing for the mix. For film, television, and other media.

CTPR 371 Directing for Television (4 units)

Description: Preparation of director’s preproduction blockout; study of direction for live, tape, and film production, for both dramatic and informational television. Class focuses on the preparation needed for directing in TV. Students will work in teams creating short scenes in various formats, including traditional episodic and situational comedy. The directorial role as production leader and visionary is emphasized.

CTPR 385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques (4 units)

Description: Basic procedures and techniques applicable to production of all types of films; demonstration by production of a short film from conception to completion.
Includes writing of the script to planning, shooting, and editing.

CTPR 386 Art and Industry of the Theatrical Film (4 units)

Description: Detailed analysis of one theatrical film from conception through critical reception to develop an understanding of motion pictures as art, craft, and industry.
The course studies the anatomy of a film by examining a major current release with guest speakers involved in the making of a production. Films previously studied include The Avengers and The Sessions.

CTPR 409 Practicum in Television Production (2, 4 units)

Description: Television production: laboratory course covers operating cameras, creating graphics, technical operations, controlling audio and floor-managing live productions. Students plan and produce actual Trojan Vision programs.

CTPR 410 The Movie Business: From Story Concept to Exhibition (2 units)

Description: Examination of the industry from story ideas, through script development, production and exhibition; evaluation of roles played by writers, agents, studio executives, marketing and publicity.
Guest speakers and lectures discuss and cover the role of the writer, agent, studio executive, producer, director, as well as address the topics of marketing, publicity and distribution.

CTPR 422 Makeup for Motion Pictures (2 units)

Description: Lecture-laboratory in makeup relating it to mood of the story and emulsion of the camera stock. An introduction to the craft of makeup for film, TV, and other media.
Students learn through lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops the different kinds of makeup styles and procedures, including the study of glamour, old age, gore, fantasy, and prosthetic techniques.

CTPR 423 Introduction to Special Effects in Cinema (2 units)

Description: Introductory workshop in the aesthetics and practices of special effects, embracing both the classical and contemporary modes.
The class focuses on techniques, cost, and operational characteristics. Great for aspiring production managers, directors, and camera and effects specialists, the class is conducted in a workshop environment where students experience the complexities involved with techniques in use industry-wide.

CTPR 425 Production Planning (2 units)

Description: Theory, discussion, and practical application of production planning during preproduction and production of a film.

CTPR 426 The Production Experience (2 units)

Description: To provide students with basic working knowledge of both the skills of the motion picture set and production operations through classroom lectures and hands-on experience.
Students learn the fundamentals of episodic TV drama and participate in the shooting of an episode written and directed by students. Positions available in producing, camera, sound, production design, or editorial.

CTPR 454 Acting for Film and Television (4 units)

Description: Intensive examination of skills and techniques necessary for successful performances in film and television. Practical application through in-class exercises and assigned projects.

CTPR 456 Introduction to Art Direction (2 units)

Description: Introduction to computer drafting, set design, rendering and model-making for students with diverse abilities. Guest lecturers, group discussions and hands-on projects.

CTPR 458 Organizing Creativity: Entertainment Industry Decision Making (2 units)

Description: Analysis of the unique structures in the entertainment industry for organizing and managing creativity. Students research and chart pathways to leadership. Open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students will learn how to face challenges and opportunities as they launch their careers in the entertainment industry. The class examines the industry’s ever-evolving creative and business structures through lectures and dialogue with expert guest speakers.

CTPR 460 Film Business Procedures and Distribution (2, 4 units)

Description: Financing, budgeting, management as applied to films; problems of distribution, including merchandising, cataloging, evaluation, and film library management. Students are introduced to film economics, as it relates to production, distribution, and exhibition.

CTPR 461 Managing Television Stations and Internet Media (2 units)

Description: Managing electronic media, including radio and television stations, broadcast and cable networks, and the Internet.
Executives from all areas of the TV industry address class each week to provide first-hand information about a wide range of areas, including news production, sales, marketing, and syndication.

CTPR 465 Practicum in Production Design (2 units)

Description: Introduction to visual storytelling: designing the look of a film, building visual continuity into a film, study of the production designers art and craft. Prerequisite: CTPR 310 or CTPR 456.
An introduction to the study of the overall visual appearance of a film. Students learn about how the look of a film helps in communicating story.

CTPR 474 Documentary Production (4 units)

Description: Pairs produce, direct, shoot, and edit a short documentary on a subject of their choice. Finished projects will be suitable for broadcast/festivals.

Students are encouraged to form pairs before class; individual students form partnerships at the beginning of the term. Students must come prepared with two to three documentary ideas. Finished films will be approximately 15 minutes in length.


CTWR 211g The Television Writer: An Agent of Change (4 units)

Description: The television writer as an agent of change across current social issues including, but not limited to: race, gender, and class.

CTWR 411 Television Script Analysis (2 units)

Description: In-depth analysis of the craft of writing prime-time episodic television. Examination of situation comedies and dramas through weekly screenings and lectures.

CTWR 431 Screenwriters and Their Work (2, max 6 units)

Description: Detailed investigation of a specific screenwriter’s style and the works they’ve influenced. Lectures include screenings and visiting screenwriters.

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


CHEM 205Lgx Chemical Forensics: The Science, and Its Impact (4 units)

Description: Scientific principles underlying forensic approaches to the investigation of crimes and its societal impact on law, culture and media. Not available for major credit.
Professors: Thomas Bertolini; Jessica A. Parr


GEOL 105Lg Planet Earth (4 units)

Description: Geologic structure and evolution of planet earth. Principles of plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, processes of mountain building, continent and ocean formation, earthquakes, volcanism, development of landforms by running water and glaciers. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day or two-day field trip required.

GEOL 107Lg Oceanography (4 units)

Description: Physical, chemical, and geological character of the oceans and ocean basins. Origin of the oceans. Ocean processes and agents. Economic value of the oceans. Lecture, 3 hours;
laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day field trip required.
Professor: Steve Lund

GEOL 108Lg Crises of a Planet (4 units)

Description: Impact of civilization on planet earth, and impact of earth’s natural evolution on society: earthquakes, volcanism, landslides, floods, global warming, acid rain, groundwater depletion and pollution; mineral and fossil fuel depletion, formation of the ozone hole. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day or overnight field trip.
Professor: Doug Hammond

GEOL 126Lg The History of Life on Earth: A View from the Museum (4 units)

Description: Topically-driven exploration of evolution, environmental change, and the history of life on Earth via the fossil record with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles as a
laboratory. How the changing Earth and life co-evolved through time.
Professor: Frank Corsetti

GEOL 126Lg 130Lg The Nature of Scientific Inquiry (4 units)

Description: Examination of the scientific process: what constitutes science; evolution of ideas about the nature of space, time, matter, and complexity; paradigm shifts in the
biological and earth sciences.Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
Professor: Charles Sammis

GEOL 157Lg The Logic of Climate Change: From Data to Deeds (4 units)

Description: Quantitative underpinnings of the scientific case for man-made climate change. Analysis of climate data, examination of potential causes, attribution of causes, and civilizational consequences.
Professor: Julien Emile-Geay

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


COMM 300 Entertainment, Communication and Society (4 units)

Description: Theoretical foundation for understanding the construction, consumption, and consequences of entertainment from classical to contemporary times; situates entertainment within the ecology of information and communication.

COMM 310 Media and Society (4 units)

Description:Interplay between media and society, including family and children’s socialization, inter-group relations and community, pornography and violence, gender and race, media ethics, conduct of politics.

COMM 324mw Intercultural Communication (4 units)

Description:Cultural variables and social psychological processes that influence intercultural interaction; relationship between communication and culture in diverse settings including business, medicine, and education.

COMM 355 Advertising and Communication (4 units)

Description:Advertising as a mode of communication; US advertising history and institutions; economic and policy contexts (domestic and global); critical analysis of advertising texts.

COMM 381 Issues in Contemporary Sport (4 units)

Description: Explores social, political and ethical issues in elite sports and how issues are addressed through popular media; examination includes the relationship between sports and politics.

COMM 383m Sports, Communication and Culture (4 units)

Description: Rhetorical and critical approaches to sports and public discourse; application to sports organizations, the news and popular media; representations of gender and race in sports.


JOUR 201 Culture of Journalism: Past, Present and Future (4 units)

Description: Understanding key moments, debates and ideas that have shaped journalism in the United States from the Revolutionary War period through today. Examination of the social, cultural, political and technological aspects of journalism and its impact on the profession and public service.
Professor: Mike Ananny

JOUR 330 Photojournalism (4 units)

Description: Emphasis on fundamental skills necessary for photojournalism including camera techniques, story ideas and digital darkroom.

JOUR 350 Introduction to Sports Media (4 units)

Description: Highlight norms, routines of content, including print, broadcast, video. Focus on opportunities, constraints posed by roles of reporters, fans, players, publicists, agents, leagues, teams.

JOUR 380 380 Sports, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An inside look at the important stories, topical issues, trends and historical developments related to the growing influence of business and media on college and professional sports; identifying the key components and meeting the influencers in class that help shape the business side of sports, while recognizing the role the media plays in providing daily coverage across multiple platforms.
Professor: Jeffrey C. Fellenzer

JOUR 381 Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An examination of the symbiotic relationship of the entertainment business and the media; press coverage of the entertainment industry; Hollywood’s relationship with news media.
Professor: Mary Murphy

JOUR 401 Online Site Management and Production for Journalists (4 units)

Description: Hands-on experience in a digital newsroom environment; planning, editing, writing, reporting and aggregating stories for audiences across platforms.

JOUR 411 Broadcast Reporting and Newswriting for Non-Majors (2 units)

Description: Develop a broad-based knowledge of broadcast news writing and reporting; recognize, research and develop stories; write and format broadcast stories in all forms and learn to
produce finished news packages.

JOUR 430 Writing the Film Review (4 units)

Description: Techniques of writing the film review; preparation and treatment of form and content; problems, responsibilities and ethics of film reviewing.

JOUR 466m People of Color and the News Media (4 units)

Description: Reporting and portrayal of people of color in the United States; impact of racial diversity on media, employment and access, and development of media for individuals and communities of color. Open to non-majors.

JOUR 472 Strategies for Monetizing New Media (4 units)

Description: Learn strategies for how content creates value in a shifting media landscape. Work with a real client to create a sustainable media business model.
Professor: Gabriel Kahn

JOUR 480 Sports and Media Technology (4 units)

Description: Examine and analyze the ever-changing technology sector of the sports business and sports media worlds. Identify emerging technologies being developed in the sports industry and
how they are being utilized to enhance the fan experience.
Professor: Jeffrey C. Fellenzer

JOUR 484 American Religion, Foreign Policy and the News Media (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the influence of American religion on foreign policy from Colonial Era to present; how the news media, reporting on international stories, shapes public opinion.
Professor: Philip Seib

JOUR 489 Hands-on Disruption: Experimenting with Emerging Technology (2 units)

Description: Exploration and experimentation of emerging technologies through the lens of journalism and hands-on prototyping.
Professor: Robert Hernandez

JOUR 494 Python Coding for Data Journalism (2 units)

Description: Python coding language to gather, parse and analyze data for investigative news reporting.

JOUR 495 Journalism for Mobile and Emerging Platforms (2 units)

Description: Create video, audio and graphic news and information using mobile and emerging technology such as phones, tablets and laptops – for non-broadcast platforms; understand ethical and legal issues related to journalists working on mobile and emerging platforms.

JOUR 496 Interactive Media Design for Publishing (4 units)

Description: Design, test and distribute engaging news and publishing apps. Learn concepts of interactive design, color, type, UX, and more for digital mobile/tablet platforms.

JOUR 497 Data Visualization and Interactive Tools (2 units)

Description: Present your data in tables, charts, graphs, maps, and complex multimedia pieces using readily available interactive tools.


PR 340 Introduction to Advertising (4 units)

Description: History and development of advertising; basic
advertising campaigns showing relationships of marketing,
creative, print and electronic media.

PR 343 Advertising Design and Production (4 units)

Description: Production of advertising materials; emphasis on the creation and design of advertising elements.

PR 454 Sports Public Relations (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the field of sports information and promotion, including lectures, media assignments, role-playing, and presentations by sports professionals.

PR 457 The Role of Celebrity in Public Relations (4 units)

Description: Understanding of the history and application of celebrity in public relations, focusing on the entertainment industry and the notoriety attached to politics and the media.

PR 486 Multimedia PR Content: Introduction to Digital Design Tools (2 units)

Description: Hands-on lab; producing multimedia content; basic principles of design; tools and techniques to create digital images and layouts.

PR 487 Multimedia PR Content: Introduction to Audio/Video Tools (2 units)

Description: Hands-on lab; audio/video tools for conceiving, shooting, editing, delivering and archiving compelling stories for online audiences; personal brand building; digital storytelling trends and applications.

School of Dramatic Arts

THTR 122 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2 units)

Description: Individual and group exercises to free the actor physically and emotionally and to stimulate creativity, imagination, and self-expression.

THTR 295 Theatre in America (2 units)

Description: Current state of American theatre, through a study of acting, playwriting, criticism, stage design, lighting and dramatic styles.

THTR 365 Playwriting I (2 units)

Description: Essential elements of playwriting through weekly assignments, students’ initiative, occasional productions of scenes, and extensive classroom analysis.

THTR 421 Public Speaking as Performance: A Course for Non-Actors (2 units)

Description: Public speaking approached as performance, using acting techniques to communicate with confidence, clarity and charisma.

THTR 476mw African American Theatre, Dance, and Performance (4 units)

Description: A survey of African American theatre and cultural performance traditions as a reflection of both African American culture and American history.

Davis School of Gerontology

GERO 200 Gerontology: The Science of Adult Development (4 units)

Description: Introduction to adult development through the lifespan; biological, psychological, and social processes; gerontology as a career for the future.
Professor: John P. Walsh

GERO 315g A Journey into the Mind (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the brain and mind. A unique multimedia approach to stress how knowledge about the mind is gained from scientific and clinical investigations.
Professor: John P. Walsh

GERO 320g Psychology of Adult Development (4 units)

Description: How psychologists study thinking, memory, emotions, personality, and behavior, and how people change in these throughout adulthood to old age.

GERO 380m Diversity in Aging (4 units)

Description: Exploring diversity in the older population and variability in the human aging process.

GERO 411L Physiology, Nutrition, and Aging (2, 4 units)

Description: Explores nutritional needs and the physiological, psychological, and sociological relationships to nutrition. Laboratory experiments in assessment and evaluation.

GERO 414 Neurobiology of Aging (4 units)

Description: Age-related changes in nervous system structure and function; relationship of brain changes to changes in cognitive function and perception; Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: BISC 220L or BISC 221L.

GERO 416 Health Issues in Adulthood (4 units)

Description: Physiological, psychological, and social health problems of adults as they are impacted by health choices throughout life.

GERO 437 Social and Psychological Aspects of Death and Dying (2, 4 units)

Description: Introduction and critical survey of the current issues, concepts, and research of the social and psychological aspects of death and dying.

GERO 440 Biodemography of Aging (4 units)

Description: Consideration of the biological and social-cultural factors that govern the evolution of life spans and the life of humans and selected animal models. Recommended preparation: statistics
Professor: Sean P. Curran

GERO 475 Ethical Issues in Geriatric Health Care (4 units)

Description: Biomedical ethical issues that are encountered in working with geriatric patients. Examination of ethical theory and the application of theory to clinical settings.

GERO 493 Longevity and Death among Ancient and Modern European Populations (2 units)

Description: The discoveries of ancient humans and bodies that have been preserved illuminate the connection between diet, health, and disease.

Study Abroad Class – Maymester/Summer Class (2 units)
Description: The class will travel through Italy and explore the role of religion and culture in determining and
defining death practices, ceremonies, and other customs.
Professor: Susan Enguidanos

GERO 494 Emotion-Cognition Interactions and Aging (4 units)

Description: Covers the paradox of emotion in aging, as well as how stress and emotion influence cognition and the brain across the lifespan.
Study Abroad Class in Herzliya, Israel.
Description:Students will learn about research and theory bearing on cognitive, personality, adaptive, and social processes throughout the adult life span, and about applications of current research and theory to practical matters in the field of gerontology. It’s a Maymester/summer class.
Professor: Mara Mather

GERO 498 Nutrition, Genes, Longevity and Diseases (4 units)

Description: Examines role of nutrition and genes and the impact each has on longevity and diseases, particularly diseases related to aging. Offered in Genoa, Italy.
The opportunity of lifetime to learn directly from internationally renowned expert Dr. Valter Longo. Gain a global perspective on genetics and cultural attitudes toward aging. Experience a month-long immersion in the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Study Abroad in Genoa Italy – Maymester/Summer Class.
Professor: Valter D. Longo

Independent Health Professions at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry


OT 101 Caring For Your Self: Engaging in Healthy Habits and Routines (1 unit)

Description: Application of occupational science evidence and occupational therapy principles of lifestyle and self-care behavior change to support self-analysis and integration of
healthy habits and routines.
What would it be like if you didn’t have to choose between your grades, friends and sleep? This new 1-unit Credit/No Credit course discusses everything from time management, to relationships, to sleep!

OT 220 Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2 units)

Description: Introduction to theoretical concepts concerning the relationship of engagement in activities (occupations) to health and well being. Application of these perspectives to students’ own lives.
Discover strategies that enable you to be your ideal self, make the most of your college life, and help create a healthy living environment and lifestyle to fully maximize all of your potential.
Professor: Kimberly Ann Morris

OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (4 units)

Description: Introduction to concept of occupation and overview of human drive for meaningful activity; impact of occupations on health and well-being; analysis of personal occupational patterns; selected therapeutic applications.
What you choose to do or not do, minute by minute, day by day, and year by year, shapes who you will become and how healthy you will be. Develop expertise in lifestyle design, starting with your own.
Professor: Kate Crowley

OT 251 Across the Lifespan: Occupations, Health and Disability (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the transformative power of occupation throughout the lifespan for all individuals.
Understand how disability, gender, sexual orientation and class affect human development throughout the lifespan. Reflect on different activities and discuss adaptations made by individuals with disabilities and their families in order to participate.

OT 280 Essential Occupations of Emerging Adulthood (2 units)

Description: Examination of challenges associated with the emerging adulthood stage of development through an occupational science lens; strategies to promote health and well-being for this population.
Examine the challenges associated with the emerging adulthood stage of development – what most college students are experiencing as everyday life! Discuss occupational science strategies for promoting health and wellness in the face of these challenges.
Professor: Kimberly Ann Morris

OT 300 Occupational Expressions of Diverse Identities and Lifestyle (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the diverse ways occupational practices become central to identity, reify standard social ideologies, and are manipulated to redress conventional standards.
When you participate in activity every day, you create, manage, shift, and mold your identity. Learn how activities, identity, society, and culture all combine in the construction of you.
Professor: Kate Crowley

OT 310 Creativity Workshop (2 units)

Description: Theories and practice of the creative process in varied media, genres and occupations. Explores creativity in the arts, sciences, professions, evolution, daily life, and culture.
Explore your creative side while you discover all that you have in common with famous writers, cartoonists, artists, and performers.

OT 333 Sports Ethics (4 units)

Description: Critically examines ethical issues central to the world of sports that range from matters of fair play and cheating to performance-enhancing drugs and gene-doping.
Every day in the news we hear about ethical dilemmas involving sports and athletes. Critically examine ethical issues central to the world of sport, such as fair play, cheating, performance-enhancing drugs, gene doping, and womens sports equality.

OT 340 Occupational Foundations of Human-Animal Interaction (4 units)

Description: Explores how interactions with companion animals expand human capacity for action and contribute to human health, well-being and participation,in different cultural contexts,
across the life-span.
Will you travel your path with a best friend? Explore how interactions with companion animals, especially cats and dogs, can expand human capacity for action. Whether youve had a pet in
the past, have one now, or might want one in the future, learn how these furry friends contribute to your health and well-being.
Professor: Olga Solomon

OT 355x Occupational Reconstructions and Social Transformations (2 units)

Description: The use of occupations – meaningful, purposeful activities – to restore identity, agency, health, well-being, skills, and political power to populations in problematic
situations, such as wars and natural disasters. Not available for graduate credit.
Occupations can help motivate and restore hope after war or natural disaster. Examine issues of human rights and how meaningful activities are important to identity, agency, health and political power in the wake of tragedy.

OT 370 Understanding Autism: Participation Across the Lifespan (4 units)

Description: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from a neurodevelopmental perspective, with a focus on the daily living experience and occupational participation for individuals with ASD.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates that 1 in 68 children is identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) making it highly probable that you will encounter one or more
individuals with ASD during your life. Discuss representations of ASD in media, film and TV.

Gould School of Law

LAW 101w Law and the U.S. Constitution in Global History (4 units)

Description: By examining key constitutional moments involving race, rights, and revolutions, students will explore how legal meaning changes over time.
Professor: Sam Erman

LAW 200w Law and Society (4 units)

Description: Sources and structure of law; history of Bill of Rights emphasizing effect on criminal justice system; limits of law in solving problems in American society.

LAW 201 Law and Politics: Electing a President (4 units)

Description: Examination of the rules and realities of American politics, and the role politics plays in American life and culture.
Professor: Franita Tolson

LAW 250 Children and Law (4 units)

Description: Examines topics such as children’s suggestibility, decision-making, and risk and resiliency all as they apply to legal settings.
Professor: Shanna Williams

LAW 300 Concepts in American Law (4 units)

Description: The main concepts and topics in American law, in the historical, economic and cultural contexts in which they have developed.
Professor: Nomi Stolzenberg

LAW 325 Justice Innovation Startup Lab (4 units)

Description: Teaches skills students need to develop products and services that meet legal needs in rural America, urban America and developing countries.

LAW 403 Mental Health Law (4 units)

Description: Issues at the intersection of law and psychology, both civil — e.g., civil commitment — and criminal — e.g., the insanity defense. Emphasis on ethical issues.
Professor: James Preis

Keck School of Medicine of USC


SCRM 517 Historical and Contemporary Stem Cell Research (2 units)

Description: Historical and contemporary stem cell research using hematopoietic stem cells as a model system.

Students will learn how stem cell research has evolved throughout time and how technological advances in medicine have fostered current research breakthroughs. Emphasizing the interdisciplinary connections between hematopoietic stem cell research and mathematics, engineering and other biomedical sciences. Open to all Masters’ and PhD majors.
Professor: Rong Lu

Thornton School of Music


MUCO 101x Fundamentals of Music Theory (2 units)

Description: An introductory course in music theory required for those majors in need of remedial training, and available to the general student who wishes to develop music writing skills. Not available for credit to B.M. and B.A. music majors. Recommended preparation: ability to read music.


MUJZ 150 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2 units)

Description: Development of beginning improvisational skills including underlying principles of theory, harmony, jazz ear training, and jazz style.

MUJZ 218a Afro-Latin Percussion Instruments (2 units)

Description: Instruction in the performance of percussion instruments associated with African, South American, and Caribbean music traditions, with special emphasis on adaptation to jazz music.

MUJZ 218b Afro-Latin Percussion Instruments (2 units)

Description: Instruction in the performance of percussion instruments associated with African, South American, and Caribbean music traditions, with special emphasis on adaptation to jazz music.

MUJZ 450 Intermediate Jazz Improvisation (2 units)

Description: Development of intermediate improvisational skills including underlying principles of theory, harmony, jazz ear training, and jazz style. Recommended preparation: MUJZ 150.


MUEN 222 Trojan Marching Band (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and participation in performances for athletic and other university functions. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 305 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 unit)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 307 University Chorus (1 unit, max 8)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 308 USC Men’s Chorus (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 311 USC Oriana Choir (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women’s voices. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 322 Trojan Marching Band (1 unit)

Description: Continuation of MUEN 222. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 324 University Band (1 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of standard repertoire. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 505 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 unit)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to all graduate students by audition. (Duplicates credit in MUEN 405.)

MUEN 507 University Chorus (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all graduate students.

MUEN 508 USC Men’s Chorus (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices.

MUEN 511 USC Oriana Choir (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women’s voices. Open to all graduate students by audition.


MUIN 272x Basics of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: Introductory survey of the music business. Topics include: copyright, record companies, contracts, music publishing, performance rights societies, managers, agents, and other artist team/income considerations. Not for major credit for music industry majors. (Duplicates credit in former MUIN 372ax.)

MUIN 372x Business and Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: An intermediate-level survey of music law, artist contract analysis, case studies, modern/emerging business models and the business of music licensing. Prerequisite: MUIN 272x. Not available for credit for music industry majors. (Duplicates credit in former MUIN 372bx.)


MTEC 245 Introduction to MIDI Sequencing (1 unit)

Description: Introductory course where students will learn to use professional MIDI sequencing software to sequence, edit, and realize music compositions.

MTEC 246 Introduction to Audio Recording and Editing (1 unit)

Description: Introduction to the techniques and applications of recording, editing and mixing sound on personal computers.

MTEC 277x Introduction to Music Technology (4 units)

Description: A survey of the technology used to create, prepare, perform, and distribute music, with an emphasis on recording, MIDI, music production, mastering and Internet technologies. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S., Music Industry majors. (Duplicates credit in former MUIN 277.)

MTEC 392a Acoustics and Speaker Design (2 units)

Description: Principles of acoustics relating to studio construction, wall treatment, and furnishings; natural reverberation, speaker materials, passive and active crossovers and time alignment. Prerequisite: MTEC 275. (Duplicates credit in former MUIN 392a.)


MPGU 120a Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 120b Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 120c Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 121 Intensive Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 125 Beginning Fingerstyle/Chord Guitar (2 units)

Description: Basic fingerstyle guitar, learned through the study of such pieces as “Greensleeves,” “Malaguena,” and “Minuet” (Bach); song accompaniment patterns and music notation for the beginner.

MPGU 126 Easy Fingerstyle Beatles (2 units)

Description: Techniques of classical guitar applied to the study of five to eight Beatles songs, from “Hey Jude” to “Blackbird.” No guitar or music background required.


MPKS 150a Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors.

MPKS 150b Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors.

MPKS 150c Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors.


MPPM 120 Popular Music Performance I (2 units)

Description: Study of musical elements appropriate to the performance of popular music in a collaborative, interactive environment.

MPPM 240 Drumming Proficiency for the Popular Musician (2 units)

Description: Beginning and elementary instruction in drum set techniques.

MPPM 340 Intermediate Drum Set Proficiency (2 units)

Description: Intermediate level instruction in drum set performance including accompaniment techniques, fills, beat and brush patterns in jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian styles, interpreting drum charts. Recommended preparation: MPPM 240.


MPST 163 Beginning Harp (2 units, max 8)

Description: Basic instruction in the fundamentals of solo harp playing, note reading, and basic musicianship. Open to music and non-music majors.


MPVA 141 Class Voice (2 units, max 4)

Description: Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing: breath control, tone production, diction, and the use of appropriate song material.

MPVA 241 Intermediate Class Voice (2 units, max 4)

Description: Continued development of the fundamentals of singing, diction, and repertoire building. Prerequisite: MPVA 141.

MPVA 412 Musical Theatre Workshop II (3 units)

Description: Stylistic and technical features of dramatic and musical elements involved in performance of American musical and standard operetta repertory; staging of scenes.


MSCR 475 Introduction to Jewish Music (2 units)

Description: Development of Jewish music from biblical times to the present, with emphasis on liturgical practices, traditions of itinerant musicians and the adaptability of community song.


MUSC 102gw World Music (4 units)

Description: Exploration of music and cultures of the world. Engagement with international musicians, global issues, field work and musical diasporas in Los Angeles.

MUSC 115gp Western Music as Sounding History (4 units)

Description: An introduction to Western art music and culture from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras through reading, listening, analyzing and writing about music.

MUSC 200mgw The Broadway Musical: Reflections of American Diversity (4 units)

Description: A uniquely American genre, the Broadway musical serves as a catalyst for inquiry into human diversity, cross-culturalism, and significant social and political issues.

MUSC 210g Electronic Music and Dance Culture (4 units)

Description: The origins and development of EDM and its relatives such as disco, house, techno, rave and electronica, focusing on cultural and technological influences.

MUSC 250mgw The Music of Black Americans (4 units)

Description: A chronicle of the musical contribution of Africans and African Americans to American society and to the foundations of musical genres and styles throughout the world.

MUSC 255 Songwriting I (2 units)

Description: Development of musical and lyrical skills, composing, listening, analysis, and critiques of popular original music.

MUSC 320mgw Hip-hop Music and Culture (4 units)

Description: A history of hip-hop music from its inception to the present: its musical processes and styles, as well as attendant social, political and cultural issues.

MUSC 355 Songwriting II (2 units)

Description: Continuation of Songwriting I; particular emphasis on the analysis of the techniques of important popular songwriters and the application of these techniques to original songs. (Duplicates credit in former MUCO 252.) Prerequisite: MUSC 255.

MUSC 372g Music, Turmoil and Nationalism (4 units)

Description: An exploration of musical practices and styles which reflect and shape national identities and which focus on those created in response to political turmoil in many forms.

MUSC 422 The Beatles: Their Music and Their Times (4 units)

Description: Music, lyrics, recordings, production techniques, career strategy, social ramifications, and especially the technological impact of the musical group known as The Beatles.

MUSC 423 Classic Rock: Popular Music of the Sixties and Seventies (2 units)

Description: Critical examination of the lyrics, structure, associated mythology, technology, and evolving styles of popular music reflecting the turbulent societal changes during the Sixties and Seventies.

MUSC 424 Iconic Figures of Popular Music (2 units, max 8)

Description: Music, life, recordings, and attendant musical, cultural and political influences of a seminal musician or group in 20th or 21st century popular music.

MUSC 455 Songwriting III: The Performing Songwriter (2 units)

Description: Continuation of Songwriting I and II with emphasis on the development of performance skills of original popular music in preparation for songwriting showcases.

MUSC 465 Music, Television and American Culture (4 units)

Description: An exploration of the social and cultural impact of music written for, popularized by, or exploited by American television from the 1950s through today.