Module Details

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Title FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES: TEXTS AND AUDIENCES A
Code COMM204
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 30

Aims

1. To introduce students to key concepts and debates relating to feminist media studies.

2. To provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the relationship between gender and various media.

3. To assess and examine specific theories of the relationship between media texts, their producers, and their audiences.

4. To give students an understanding of ways that media can be used to promote feminist agendas and challenge discrimination.


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 way media can be used to promote feminist agendas and challenge discrimination.

(LO4) Students will gain an understanding of how media producers, texts and audiences can reflect and reinforce gender inequalities.

(S1) Communication (oral, written)

(S2) Academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S3) Critical thinking and problem-solving

(S4) Research skills

(S5) Working in groups and teams


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 - Workshop
Description: This module will be taught through a series of two-hour workshops that combine some lecture delivery with student activities and coursework preparation. This teaching activity may be conducted online or on campus and may be subject to changes to meet the demands of blended learning.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

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

24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 276
TOTAL HOURS 300

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
Poster and commentary. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 7  500 words    30       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 12  3000 words    70       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.