Television Culture
Course code
BFM6195.FK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Telekultuur
Course title in English
Television Culture
ECTS credits
4.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
28
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2018/2019  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To support knowledge about television and analysing skills. To create basis for independent critical approach of social, cultural and professional aspects of television and teleproduction, and to support students telecritical ability.
Brief description of the course
Critical television science. Television and society, basics of telecritical approach, and main concepts, subject fields and methods. The tools to create message and meaning, different TV genres, representation, discourse. Interdisciplinary approach. Main methods of text analysis. Television institutions, content (programmes), auditorium and socio-cultural context criticism. Guidelines to telecritical writing.
The course assumes independent work with literature. During the course student has to do one seminar presentation, write critical-analytical essay and make video research.
Independent work
*
Learning outcomes in the course
Student has:
- knowledge of modern critical television science;
- skills to critically analyse the social and cultural role of television, the mechanisms of creating meanings, to use different approaches for telecritical essays;
- ability to use scientific terminology and knowledge to analyse practical creative work.
Assessment methods
The grade will be combined by different tasks.
Teacher
Indrek Treufeldt
Study literature
Allen, Robert C & Hill, Annette (2004). The Television Studies Reader. Routledge.
Berger, Arthur A. (200). Making Sense of Media. Key Texts in Media and Cultrural Studies. Blackwell Publishing. Leah R Vande Berg, Bignell, Jonathan (2004). An Introduction to Television Studies. Routledge.
Bourdieu, Pierre (1998). On Television and Journalism. London, Pluto.
Butler, Jeremy G (2006). Television: Critical Methods and Applications (LEA's Communication Series), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Casey, Bernadette (2001). Television Studies: The Key Concepts. Routledge.
Fiske, John (2003). Reading Television. 3rd Edition. Routledge.
Fiske, John (1988). Television Culture. Routledge.
Lawrence A Wenner, Bruce E Gronbeck (2003). Critical Approaches to Television, 2nd edition. Allyn & Bacon.
Newcomb, H. (2006). Television: The Critical View. 7th Edition. Oxford University Press.
Williams, Raymon (2003). Television: Technology and Cultural Form. 3rd Edition. Routledge.
Lotz, Amanda a
Replacement literature
Butler, Jeremy G (2006). Television: Critical Methods and Applications (LEA's Communication Series), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Allen, Robert C & Hill, Annette (2004). The Television Studies Reader. Routledge.