|| TF23720 |
|| TELEVISION AND SOCIETY |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Professor Thomas P O'Malley |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Dr Jamie Medhurst |
|| TF10420 |
|| a further 20 credits of film modules |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 x 1 hour |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 1 hour |
|| Other || Total of 30 viewing hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam|| 1 x 2 hour For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 2500 word essay ||50%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
To have gained a clear understanding of key theoretical approaches to the study of TV.
To have developed an understanding of the relationship between different approaches to the study of Television.
To possess the ability to critically evaluate key texts in the area.
One of the main aims of the proposal is to fill a gap in the current Film and Television Studies degree scheme structure by providing a compulsory second year module in television studies. It will build on the work introduced in Part I and will equip students with the necessary skills to go on to further study in the Department'r more specialist television modules at Level 3 in the final year. This is being implemented following discussions with, and feedback from, students and discussions at Subject Group level within the Department.
The aims of the module are to investigate the role of television in society and to do this in three strands: textual, historical and social theoretical.
This module will develop an in depth understanding of major approaches to the study of television and will allow you to develop the ability to evaluate a range of empirical and theoretical tools for the analysis of television.The content includes in depth analysis of key issues, including, theories of textual analysis, social theory and television and debates in TV history. This includes topics such as TV flow, theories of genre and textual analysis, the development of television at key moments in television history, and questions of the relationship between television and
social theories such as the public sphere, class, national identity, and race.
** Recommended Text
Curran J and Guervitch, M (eds) (2000) Mass Media and Society
London, Arnold, 3rd Edition
Freedman, D (2003) Television Policies of the Labour Party 1951-2001
Hilmes, M (2003) The Television History Book
Mill, J.S (1859) 'On Liberty'
Williams, Kevin (2003) Understanding Media Theory
Tracey, Michael (1998) The Decline and Fall of Public Service Boradcasting
Williams, Kevin (1998) Get me a murder a day! A history of mass communications in Britain
Corner, John (2000) Critical Ideas in Television Studies
Crisell, Andrew (2002) An Introductory History of British Broadcasting 2nd edition
Curran, James and Jean Seaton (2003) Power Without Responsibility: the press and broadcasting in Britain (6th edition)
Goodwin, Peter (1998) Television Under the Tories: broadcasting policy 1979-1997
Hutchinson, D. (1999) Media Policy: an introduction
O'Malley, Tom (1996) Closedown? The BBC and government broadcasting policy since 1945. 2nd edition
This module is at CQFW Level 5