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MFCO217 Television Studies

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 as equip students with skills for critically engaging with television as it transforms to meet the demands of contemporary media audiences.

Paper title Television Studies
Paper code MFCO217
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 MFCO or FIME points
Restriction
FIME 207
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Brett Nicholls
Paper Structure
This paper 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
Assessment:
  • Essay 1 - 25%
  • Essay 2 - 30%
  • Exam - 45%
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials
Textbooks
Readings will be available from the library, online and on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • 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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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 13:00-13:50 11-15, 17-21
T2 Monday 14:00-14:50 11-15, 17-21

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 as equip students with skills for critically engaging with television as it transforms to meet the demands of contemporary media audiences.

Paper title Television Studies
Paper code MFCO217
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 MFCO or FIME points
Restriction
FIME 207
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mfco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Brett Nicholls
Paper Structure
This paper 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
Assessment:
  • Essay 1 - 25%
  • Essay 2 - 30%
  • Exam - 45%
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials.
Textbooks
Readings will be available from the library, online and on Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • 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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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 30-34, 36-40
T2 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 30-34, 36-40