This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2020.
1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
SCRN2001 has been successfully completed
Students will examine the history of television as a cultural form, the ways that TV has been studied, and a range of possible future directions for television's development. The exploration of television will be framed by questions of commercialisation and public good, national and global imperatives, location, mobility and consumption, regulatory schemes, media convergence, aesthetics, programming and formats. Students will complete regularly scheduled reading and writing assignments, an oral presentation, and a research project. The topic is delivered as a seminar with screening material included within the seminar meeting because Television Studies relies on the use of many clips and shorter screenings.
This topic aims to:
familiarise students with the social and cultural significance of television worldwide
develop in students an understanding of the history of Television Studies
develop in students a working vocabulary relevant to key issues in the field of Television Studies
give students the opportunity to explore their relationship with television in an effort to theorise consumer practices
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:
express, in oral and written forms, an understanding of the key concepts presented in the topic
demonstrate critical reflection on the future of Television as a cultural institution in light of imminent technological change
demonstrate critical reflection on the history of Television Studies
set the parameters of a research project in Television Studies
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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