The History of Reality TV

The History of Reality TV


**This is a 6-week course. Your registration fee includes 1 class per week for 6 weeks**

[Fall Quarter / Term II] 10/21/19 – 11/27/19
[Mondays] 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Ever wonder what the first reality show ever created was and why? Or do you ever wonder why Americans spend their weeknights obsessing over the lives of others instead of tuning into the latest crime show? This course will focus on the history of reality tv, how it has evolved through the years, the psychology behind why we are so obsessed with the lives of others…and more! While the course is only 6 weeks, we will do our best to cover these topics in-depth! This class is intended for reality tv lovers and non-lovers alike – all you need is a willingness to learn and have fun!

Materials Fee


Teacher Bio: Zeenat Yahya

I have background in civic engagement and public policy work (specifically in education). By day, I work as an Organizing Manager managing several hundred volunteers and leading organizing efforts across 3 Western states for the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. At night, I like to get into my comfiest sweats, grab some dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth, and get my daily dose of reality tv whether that’s The Bachelor, Real Housewives (or pretty much anything on Bravo), or competition shows. If I’m not working or watching reality tv, you’ll probably find me cuddling with my black cat, reading, or catching happy hour with my friends because who doesn’t love half off appetizers?

Venue: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company
3626 NE 45th St #102
Seattle, WA 98105

Event Details

Day 1: October 21, 2019

Day 2: October 28, 2019

Day 3: November 04, 2019

Day 4: November 11, 2019

Day 5: November 18, 2019

Day 6: November 25, 2019

Start time: 06:30 p.m.

End time: 08:30 p.m.

Venue: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company