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124185 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2019W)

Seriality and Contemporary US-Television

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 17.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 24.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 31.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 07.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 14.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 21.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 28.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 05.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 12.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 09.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 16.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 23.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 30.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This class will look at contemporary mediality and the history of television with a focus on the current development of US-American TV-series. We will talk about genre development, structure, narrative patterns and visual aesthetics and will put particular emphasis on questions of ideological representation and media ethics. How do conditions of production and reception impact an engagement with topics of class, of race and ethnicity, as well as gender and sexuality? What are predominant narratives on issues of family and societal structure? How do popular patterns of transgression and escalation complicate debates on contemporary ‘quality TV’? (We will put particular emphasis on crime series and procedural formats to also discuss representations of sex and violence as key aspects of popular entertainment.)
The class is designed with two main objectives: It is oriented towards scholarly research and writing to complete a BA level and it seeks to address issues of media theory, viewer competency, and media ethics for (future) teachers. Attending the class will require a willingness to critically and extensively screen multiple series outside class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
Class participation, individual and assignments, presentations
Bachelor paper or final assignment
Please note that both segments require a 60% min. each to complete the class!

The minimum requirements are:
class attendance (missing 2 sessions max.)
completing assignments in compliance with requirements and deadlines
active engagement in project work and presentation

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 08b.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4686

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20