History and Theory of Television

Course Information
TitleΙστορία και Θεωρία Τηλεόρασης / History and Theory of Television
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristina Adamou
Course ID600020177

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 65
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization635

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This course is taught in Greek. It is available to Erasmus students via the preparation and writing a final project with the aid of the tutor.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester students will have knowledge of the television history and the theoretical approaches of its analysis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to the concept of TV genres, focusing on TV dramas, sitcoms, quality TV, networks, cable and streaming services. It also discusses feminism on television, reality TV, and Greek television.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment501.7
Student Assessment
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δάμπασης, Γιώργος. Την εποχή της τηλεόρασης. Αθήνα: Καστανιώτη 2002. Κάρτερ, Γιώργος, Ν. Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση: Ιστορία και Ιστορίες. Αθήνα: Καστανιώτη, 2004. Ρετσίλας, Μάριος και Μαρία Πάντα. Τηλεόραση: Τέχνη και τεχνική. Αθήνα: Έλλην, 1999.
Additional bibliography for study
Bignell, Jonathan. An Introduction to Television Studies. London – New York: Routledge, 2004. Cummins, Walter and George Gordon. Programming Our Lives: Television and American Identity. Westport: Praeger, 2006. Edgerton, Gary R. and Rose, Brian Geoffrey. Thinking Outside the Box: A Contemporary Television Genre Reader. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005. Netzley, Sara Baker. “Visibility That Demystifies: Gays, Gender, and Sex on Television.” Journal of Homosexuality 57:8 (2010): 968-986. Greene, Richard, George A. Reisch, and Rachel Robison-Greene. Dexter and Philosophy: Mind Over Spatter. Chicago: Open Court, 2011. James Roman. From Daytime to Primetime: The History of American Television programs. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2005. McCabe, Janet & Kim Akass. Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond. London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2007. Mittell, Jason. Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture. New York and London: Routledge, 2004. Peele, Thomas. Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film and Television. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Savorelli, Antonio. Beyond Sitcom: New Directions in American Television Comedy. Jefferson: McFarland, 2010. Tueth, Michael. Laughter in the Living Room: Television Comedy and the American Home Audience. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. Wisnewski, J. Jeremy. 30 Rock and Philosophy. New Jersey: Wiley, 2010.
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