Module Details

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Title FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES: TEXTS AND AUDIENCES B
Code COMM206
Coordinator Dr G Turner
Communication and Media
G.Everett@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

1. To introduce students to key concepts and debates relating to gender and the media. 2. To provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the relationship between gender and media and ways of disrupting normative gender constructions. 3. To assess and examine specific theories of the relationship between media texts and their audiences.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students should be able to recognise the ways that women and men are treated differently in mainstream media.

(LO2) Students should know and be able to discuss research on various aspects of the relationship between gender and media.

(LO3) Students should gain a good understanding of the ways in which we conceptualise media audiences

(S1) Communication (written, oral)

(S2) Academic writing (including referencing)

(S3) Critical thinking and problem-solving


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module include: key concepts in gender and media, feminist approaches to media studies, online feminism and citizenship, Black feminism, queer representation, masculinities, the media effects tradition, cultural approaches to understanding audiences, media fandom and participatory cultures.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Workshops
Description: The module will be taught via a series of two-hour workshops, combining some lecture-style delivery with student activities and discussion.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           24

24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
A written essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  3000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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