GDCV1015
Television and Popular Culture

GDCV1015
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1015 AF (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDCV1015 will introduce students to the concept of popular culture, the relationship between television and popular culture, and the role which television has played in shaping popular culture. The historical development of television and popular culture will be explored. The course will consist of lectures on the subject, followed by screenings of selected television programmes or extracts from such programmes, and then by programme analysis. The programmes will be analysed in terms of their narrative, visual style and deployment of popular cultural forms.

What do the students say about this course?

一看這科目的名字便覺得十分吸引,沒有什麼學校會將電視放在課堂上研究及學習……電視陪著我們成長,亦灌輸不少知識及價值觀在我們身上,到底電視與文化的關係在哪裡?我們又怎樣可以在電視上了解我們的香港文化呢?這是一個很好的課題令我們有機會研究電視。

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Yan Wonga year 2 student

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.