1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
SCRN2001 has been successfully completed
Topic description

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.

Educational aims

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 completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Express, in oral and written forms, an understanding of the key concepts presented in the topic
  2. Demonstrate critical reflection on the future of Television as a cultural institution in light of imminent technological change
  3. Demonstrate critical reflection on the history of Television Studies
  4. Set the parameters of a research project in Television Studies