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SOCY 1705 Growing Up Gendered: Contemporary Media Representations (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores how conventional and unconventional views of feminine and masculine behaviors for children, adolescents and adults have been circulated in current popular culture through television, film, and advertising over the past two decades. Starting with an examination of children's media, the course will examine how have different theorists and popular media have created and analyzed patterns of representation related to gender, identity, and cultural expectations. Throughout the course we will explore how the categories of gender and sexuality intersect with other dimensions of individual identity such as race, class, and religion. The course will examine a range of commonly gendered themes in popular culture, including sports culture, girlhood, eating disorders, consumerism, romance/bromance, and gendered violence.

Instructor(s): Lisa Cuklanz

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions

Last Updated: 06-Jun-17