Television as Culture (name of the course)

TOPIC: Using a selection of the readings we have explored in the first few weeks of the course (will be attached), demonstrate how the texts make claims for the ways that particular locations and historical moments determine the character of the television systems they construct. What sorts of factors affect the ways that television is understood and subsequently implemented? In developing your argument, your claims must be framed by and employ material drawn from the course readings; discussion must be rooted in warrants and claims from authoritative sources. In other words, a scholarly approach formulates arguments, and makes reference to and cites scholarly sources to support the claims that are made. PURPOSE: This assignment should indicate your ability to develop a cogent, well- structured argument in a concise and clear manner. It is important to have a well-defined thesis statement from which the argument will unfold. It is also a measure of how well you understand the materials from the course so far. LENGTH: 3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12 point type, excluding bibliography or notes. Provide a cover page with assignment name, date, student name and number, course number, tutorial, and, optionally, a title. DO NOT place any of this information on the first page of the essay. DO NOT use headers or footers. Page numbers are mandatory. Parenthetical, footnote, or endnote references are all acceptable, as long as one style is used consistently throughout. Follow the standard style guides; failure to do so will result in marks being deducted.