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TELEVISION DRAMA: THEORIES AND GENRES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: South Africa - University of Cape Town - 'Univ. of Cape Town'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 108
Full UC Title: TELEVISION DRAMA: THEORIES AND GENRES 
Transcript Title: TV THEORY & GENRES 
UC QTR Units - Division: 8.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course develops central issues and debates in television studies. The lecture series explores the central challenges and complexities of engaging with television texts, with a particular emphasis on television drama often extending critical attention outside of the text to consider the contexts of television production and viewing. Students examine the ‘canon’ of television studies theory and more current critical writing that addresses the rapidly changing nature of contemporary television. In addition the course encourages critical engagement with a range of television texts across generic boundaries and formats from the historical context of early soap operas to contemporary hybrid dramas and South African television. Assessment: Classwork (30%), two-hour exam (20%), seminar series (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: TELEVISION DRAMA: THEORIES AND GENRES 
Partner University Department: Film and Media Studies 
Partner University Course Number: FAM2013S