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FI910 - Television History and Aesthetics

  • Module code: FI910
  • Module name: Television History and Aesthetics
  • Department: Film and Television Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to key debates around history and aesthetics in Television Studies, at the same time encouraging the development of interrogation and critique of scholarship in the field. This module operates simultaneously at introductory and advanced levels and will thus be taught through a combination of introductory presentations, screenings, discussion and small group work. This will enable you to further refine and practise the skills in textual analysis acquired and developed on the core module.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will have a firm grasp of some key debates in Television Studies, and will be able to interrogate critical and theoretical scholarship in the field, using their further defined skills of textual analysis to test existing arguments and propose new ones. Some foci of study will be areas prompted by the module tutor's own research interests, and in which little research exists to date. Accordingly, the module aims to encourage students to undertake original research on television topics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, seminars and screening.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FI910-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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