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The Politics of Reality TV

Dr. Matthew Hall
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(32)
In this 10-week online course, we will learn about and apply political science concepts to the exciting world of reality TV.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Students will be introduced to a variety of concepts relevant to politics, such as the difference between political ideology and political attitudes, what constitutes and distinguishes between labels such as 'conservative' and 'liberal', power, game theory, and risk management. Students will have a chance to apply what they have learned to reality TV.
As a political science professor, I have taught similar lessons regarding politics and culture in a variety of courses. I have appeared on two separate episodes of reality TV shows, decades apart, (Iron Chef and House Hunters International) and have maintained a strong, passionate interest in the genre since its inception.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
A one-page written assessment available upon request upon completion of course.
Grades Offered
Reality TV is controversial, just in general. Some of the shows we will be discussing, in particular dating shows, contain frank discussions of matters related to sex. I will not be using any clips of this nature in class. We will, however, be touching on subjects such as traditional dating roles, sexism, etc. 
All political science concepts can be found in Patrick O'Neill's The Essentials of Comparative Politics. This is a popular introductory textbook widely and cheaply available online.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(32)
Hi there!! I have been teaching most of my adult life in one form or another. I taught political science courses to undergrads for several years at Old Dominion University here in Norfolk, Virginia. My classes here are intended to help provide... 
Group Class


weekly or $200 for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-12 learners per class

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