FILM4055 Television and New Media (3 units)
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This course introduces the major theories in television and new media studies. Television and new media are understood as a set of institutions, technologies and texts shaped by historical, cultural, political and economic forces. This course examines television and new media’s historical evolution; their relationships to other media; their preferred genres; their models of spectatorship and consumption; their politics of representation in regard to class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; and their economic modes of operation. Upon completion of this subject, students are expected to understand the content and form of television and new media as well as its industrial, social, cultural, and technological ramifications.
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