- Module code: FI910
- Module name: Television History and Aesthetics
- Department: Film and Television Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: FI910-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||5000 word essay||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 1
- Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Film and Television Studies (W5P1) - Year 1
- Postgraduate Taught Film and Television Studies (W5P1) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Film and Television Studies (For Research) (W5P3) - Year 1