COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
TV Genres
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 470
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To provide students with the intellectual and practical skills necessary to comprehend the TV genres and audiences, as well as the relationship between them.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss sociological and cultural underpinnings of television programming
  • Analyze how television genres both shape audience preferences and are shaped by it
  • Elaborate on some of the methods and frameworks that scholars have employed in their study of television genres and audience habits.
  • Discuss the rationales that media institutions have employed in their production of television programming throughout the formation of the genres;
  • Develop critical viewing and listening skills towards television genres
  • Discuss how viewing experiences are contextually influenced by the logic of television genres
Course Content This course will be based on contemporary and historical television programming as it relates to the audiences. The interaction between the two will be studied through the study of TV genre theories, television production rationale, audience habits and the social, cultural, economical and political context in which television viewing is embedded.



ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introducing the course theme, and expectations
2 Television As A Cultural Form: Genres and Audiences Newcomb and Hirsch, "TV as a Cultural Forum" in Newcomb, ed., TV: The Critical View, 6 edition, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2000)
3 Television genres as cultural categories Genre and television: from cop shows to cartoons in American culture. Jason Mittell (2004) Routledge (chapter 1), “What is Genre?” in The Television Genre Book (2008) Creeber, Miller, Tulloch. British Film Institute.
4 Consuming television: TV and its audiences Consuming television: TV and its audiences (1997) Mullan. Blackwell. (Chapter 1)
5 Traditional TV Genres and audiences 1: Drama & Soap Opera “Drama” and “Soap Opera” in The Television Genre Book (2008) Creeber, Miller, Tulloch. British Film Institute.
6 Traditional TV Genres and audiences 2: Comedy & Children’s television “Comedy” and “ Children’s TV” in The Television Genre Book (2008) Creeber, Miller, Tulloch. British Film Institute.
7 Traditional TV Genres and audiences 3: News & documentary “News” and “Documentary” in The Television Genre Book (2008) Creeber, Miller, Tulloch. British Film Institute.
8 Traditional TV Genres and audiences 4: Reality TV & popular entertainment “Reality TV” and “Popular Entertainment” in The Television Genre Book (2008) Creeber, Miller, Tulloch. British Film Institute.
9 Midterm
10 Contemporary agenda in TV genres Thinking outside the box: a contemporary television genre reader. Edgerton & Rose (2005) (Chapter 1, 3) Kentucky University Press
11 Traditional TV genres in transition Thinking outside the box: a contemporary television genre reader. Edgerton & Rose (2005) (Chapter 67) Kentucky University Press
12 The new directions and TV Genres Thinking outside the box: a contemporary television genre reader. Edgerton & Rose (2005) (Chapter 89) Kentucky University Press.
13 The new audience habits Television and new media audiences. Oxford University Press. Seiter (1999) (Chapter 1)
14 Television genres in global perspective Thinking outside the box: a contemporary television genre reader. Edgerton & Rose (Chapter 121314) Kentucky University Press.
15 Wrapup
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks The suggested readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References Each week’s lecture will be supported with videos of the relevant TV programs. Additionally, every week’s readings will be accompanied with relevant web sources that will be announced by the lecturer in course webblog.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
15
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
15
1
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
19
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest