Module Code: LANEL 3005
Module Credit Rating: 12
Examination, December 2000
WEIGHTING OF QUESTIONS IN THIS EXAMINATION: Question l 50 Questions 2-5 (25 each) Answer only 2 questions == 50 TOTAL 100
WEIGHTING OF EXAMINATION AND COURSEWORK: Examination 60% Coursework 40% == 100
Duration 3 hours
Instructions to Candidates
Answer 3 questions Question l is compulsory Select 2 more questions from questions 2-5 Please double -space your answers
Write your answers in the answer booklet provided The fest hour will be spent in the video lab, the remaining questions will be written up in the allocated classroom. This examination paper has 4 pages, including this cover sheet LANEL3005 PAGE 10F 4 PAGES
Question 1. 50 marks. Compulsory question. One hour in 103a / video lab You are going to view a series of extracts taken from the programme:
The Secrets of the Dead
The video lasts 11 minutes in total. You can rewind and review the video in your own time, gathering information to help you answer the question set. Your written answer can be started whilst in the lab and completed when the allocated hour is over.
Write a 700 to 1000 word answer to the following question: What features make this a distinctive example of documentary programme making? Comment on:
SELECT TWO MORE QUESTIONS FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW.
Question 2. 25 marks. For an audience, what role does semiological analysis play as an unconscious tool when they are watching their favourite television programme?
Question 3. 25 marks. What features make Soaps a close approximation to real life? Answer in terms of: * Plausibility of characters * Language use and type * Development of narrative script * Treatment of current social issues Draw upon a variety of British Soaps to support your answer.
Question 4. 25 marks. To what extent does personal preference, language awareness and cultural understanding influence the appreciation of comedy programmes. Provide examples taken from programmes viewed in and outside class.
Question 5. 25 marks. Read the following transcript taken from a programme entitled 'Real Women' written by Susan Oudot. The programme is about a group of women who have been friends for several years. This is an extract from the first programme of the series.
Analyse the transcript to reveal the following information: * The significant features of each character * How the relationship between the characters is established * The unifying element in the extract * The social significance of the various settings and representation of modem life.