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COMM 2251 Gender and Media (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore the ways gender factors into media production, representation, and audiences. In particular, it will focus on gender across multiple media contexts, including sport, advertising, magazines, news coverage, fiction, film, documentary, television programming, online communities, social media, and popular music. It also will consider gender within both mainstream and independent media production. Further, it will explore how gender is used to study, construct, and address media audiences. Overall, this class will address how gender becomes a tool of social and cultural power and how its use both empowers and disempowers various cultural groups.

Instructor(s): Andrew Owens

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies one of three elective courses required within the Communication major. Satisfies Critical Issues course required within the Communication major for Class of 2021 and beyond.

Last Updated: 07-Feb-18