University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Film Studies, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film
Taught In English
18 MFCO or FIME points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Surveys the large and growing field of scholarly television studies. Discusses a broad range of theoretical and critical material that looks at television in relationship to culture, politics, gender, race, and class. Places the study of television in a New Zealand and international context.
Television is undergoing a 21st-century revival. New media has enabled television to reach global audiences in unprecedented ways. This paper will map out the social and technological context to this revival, as well equip students with skills for critically engaging with television as it transforms to meet the demands of contemporary media audiences.
This course is divided into two modules:
-Block one outlines the social and technological context for the revival of television
-Block two introduces students to television analysis
-Essay 1 25%
-Essay 2 30%
-Describe a number of critical issues that deal with television as an object of study
-Locate these critical issues within popular discussion on television
-Critically engage in the consumption and meaning-making of contemporary culture and its contexts
-Engage with new ways of both resisting and producing television
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