|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (2500 words)||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Examination||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (2500 words) - to a new title||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit Examination||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Discuss television genre using and applying critical methods gained from current and past academic sources.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, institutional and political context in which the chosen programmes and generic categories are both made and received.
3. Create a coherent and sustained written argument.
This examines both the theoretical debates that surround genre study while alsolooking at specific examples from within the television industry itself. Each genre will be examined as individual examples around which larger areas of debate and discussion can be discussed. The wider context in which these genres are situated (such as issues of technology, institution, audience, reception and the historical development of television) will also be explored and encouraged in students' work.
10 x 3 hour Lecture/Viewing/Seminars
1. Introduction to Genre
2. Genre: Beyond the Text
3. Genre Hybridity and Mutation
4. Genre Re-invention: the TV detective
5. Television News
6. Science Fiction
7. Action TV
8. The Costume Drama
9. The Confessional Talk Show
10. Revision Week
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||No|
|Communication||Communication skills are certainly prioritized in seminars.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Only in a general way.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||A number of students wish to make a career in television and have found this theoretical approach to television genre a useful insight into historical trends and the evolution of issues, techniques and professional concerns.|
|Problem solving||This module is not about problem solving as such, but it is about setting up clear criteria by which a central question or hypothesis can be examined and tested.|
|Research skills||A great deal of the module is taken up with reading and understanding the historical development of television drama as an academic subject.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Knowledge and understanding of television genre - its texts, its professional techniques, its institutions, its historical evolution and its audiences.|
|Team work||Students are often placed in different groups during seminars, making team work a small but essential part of the teaching experience.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5