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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

History of Sitcoms (COM-217)

Formerly History of Sitcoms (COM-210)

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present. 

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the relationship between a genre and society; determine the importance of the family nucleus and how it is derived by television and the media; identify how sitcoms have influenced political decisions and affiliations; and compare and contrast changing technology, the future and societal changes. 


History of Sitcoms is a self-study course that culminates with a final exam. This course examines the history of sitcoms and comedies as a genre and their role in society, media, and arts. Topics include politics, humor as a tool for social engineering, the family unit, civil rights, generations, and the future in media.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cultural Studies, General Studies or History (6/22).