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TV DOCUMENTARIES ON FAMILY HISTORIES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Number & Suffix: 111
Full UC Title: TV DOCUMENTARIES ON FAMILY HISTORIES 
Transcript Title: TV DOCS FAMILY HIST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the phenomenon of genealogical research and its uptake and treatment in and by entertainment and news media, literature, and film. The course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to address topics including the production and popularization of genealogy research as a television genre; the history of genealogical themes in American popular media and literature, from the 1977 miniseries ROOTS to the present; the commercial links the genre presently has to actual research-enabling technology and software such as Ancestry.com and DNA testing services; key themes running across different cultures and societies that get personalized and differently illuminated by genealogical research, such as freedom and slavery, “passing” and mixing, immigration and nationalism, and gender equality; and the underlying cultural reasons why, at this particular point in time, genealogy would seem an appealing or rewarding pursuit in society. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? TV DOCUMENTARIES ON FAMILY HISTORIES 
Partner University Department: Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 
Partner University Course Number: 28629