No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018



This subject traces the development of television from its beginnings to the present. Particular attention is given to the historical contexts in which television has evolved and to relationships between this mass communications medium and society.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: COM225
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Not for students who have previously completed FLM205

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the development of television, particularly its institutional forms in Britain, the United States and Australia
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the television industry of relevant technological, economic and social developments
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of arguments about the impact of television on politics and society
- be able to demonstrate an appreciation of current issues concerning the role of television within national societies and globally


The subject will cover the following topics:
Institutional Models: Britain, USA, Australia Television and politics Television and war Television and advertising Television and crime Television and news/ current affairs Television and entertainment Television and sport Television and world issues Globalised television


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.