Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
FM20520
Module Title
Television History
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Pre-Requisite
Successful completion of Part 1

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay 1  (2000-words)  40%
Semester Assessment Essay 2  (3000-words)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assessed work will be resubmitted on a different topic  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


Know and understand the factors shaping the history of broadcasting in the UK from 1922-1977

Critically assess debates about the development of broadcasting in the UK from 1922-1977

Understand and evaluate the methods used to construct the history of broadcasting from 1922-1977.

Brief description

Lecture and seminar content:

The BBC in 1922-26
The BBC in the 1930s
The debate over TV up to 1946
The origins of commercial TV;
The BBC and ITV in the 1950s;
Class, culture and Television in the 1960s;
The Pilkington report;
Censorship and television in the 1960s and 1970s;
The breakdown of consensus over TV in the 1970s;
The nature and importance of the Annan Report ( 1977)
The content of the lectures will be discussed and developed in the seminars.

Aims

Lecture and seminar content:

The BBC in 1922-26
The BBC in the 1930s
The debate over TV up to 1946
The origins of commercial TV;
The BBC and ITV in the 1950s;
Class, culture and Television in the 1960s;
The Pilkington report;
Censorship and television in the 1960s and 1970s;
The breakdown of consensus over TV in the 1970s;
The nature and importance of the Annan Report ( 1977)
The content of the lectures will be discussed and developed in the seminars.

Content

Lecture and seminar content:

The BBC in 1922-26
The BBC in the 1930s
The debate over TV up to 1946
The origins of commercial TV;
The BBC and ITV in the 1950s;
Class, culture and Television in the 1960s;
The Pilkington report;
Censorship and television in the 1960s and 1970s;
The breakdown of consensus over TV in the 1970s;
The nature and importance of the Annan Report ( 1977)
The content of the lectures will be discussed and developed in the seminars.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number An understanding of some aspects of the application of number, i.e. some experience reading and interpreting tabulated data.
Communication Skills of oral communication will be developed in the seminars.
Improving own Learning and Performance The work in seminars, and the reading will cumulatively aid students in developing across the course. As will feedback on Essay 1.
Information Technology Students will have to use IT in their essay preparation and research.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed
Problem solving Students will explore problems in the history of broadcasting which will be developed through seminars and coursework.
Research skills In addition to developing a critical understanding of the methods used to write broadcasting history, students will be directed as to how to conduct bibliographical research on their subjects. This will be reflected in their essays
Team work Seminar work will be conducted in groups.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5