Course Description

Course Name

Media and Gender

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description and Goals
This course is designed to help students be familiar with an intellectual history of feminist approaches to media studies while dealing with a range of theories and methods for the study of popular/media culture. Among the issues, we will consider gendered representation, audience analysis, post-feminism, media production and gender, and the implications of globalization and technological development for the construction of gender(s). We will discuss those issues tracing the key changes in feminist theory, which are closely associated with the major changes in broader philosophical and sociological thinking.

Course Texts
- Required: Liesbet van Zoonen(1994/2008). Feminist Media Studies.
- Supplemental: Some book chapters and journal articles will be offered

*Course content subject to change