Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Gender Representation In Media MCS 516 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TUBA ÇEVİK ERGİN
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Course Category Other
Course Objective

 

This course aims to enable students: to think critically about representations of gender in a range of different media; to apply a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the media; to examine changing representations of gender in the context of wider social changes and to explore questions concerning the interpretation and use of different media formats and content

Course Content

This course provides the opportunity for critical investigation about representations of gender in a range of different media – film and television, rock music, new magazines, etc.  In this lesson students will begin to examine changing representations of gender in the context of wider social changes. One of the main aim of this lesson is to encourage students to be part of the brainstorming and discussion sessions to analyse gender representation in media with applying a range of theoritical and methodological approaches.

 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognize diversity across audiences, content and producers of media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Identify stereotypes of gender, race, class, and sexual identity in media portrayals Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Homework, Project / Design,
3 Locate examples of framing, intersectionality, and symbolic annihilation in media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Analyze texts in context of cultural and social identities, considering how reality is socially and discursively constructed by media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Discuss media literacy in contemporary terms, in light of 21st century developments in online cultural production and new media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to Gender Analysis Rosalind Gill. “Analysing Gender in Media Texts”
2 Feminism Simone de Beauvoir, “Introduction to The Second Sex
3 Power of Representation: Images John Berger, Ways of Seeing
4 Power of Representation: Voices John Berger, Ways of Seeing
5 Power of Representation: Bodies John Berger, Ways of Seeing
6 Power of Representation: Texts John Berger, Ways of Seeing
7 Identify stereotypes of gender, race, class, and sexual identity in media portrayals-part-1 Rosalind Gill. “Analysing Gender in Media Texts”
8 Identify stereotypes of gender, race, class, and sexual identity in media portrayals-part-2 Rosalind Gill. “Analysing Gender in Media Texts”
9 Identify stereotypes of gender, race, class, and sexual identity in media portrayals-part-3 Rosalind Gill. “Analysing Gender in Media Texts”
10 Identify stereotypes of gender, race, class, and sexual identity in media portrayals-part-4 Rosalind Gill. “Analysing Gender in Media Texts”
11 Case Studies
12 Case Studies
13 Case Studies
14 Case Studies
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Falk, Erika. Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007

Dines, Gail, and Jean McMahon Humez. Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Text-Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2002. 

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
1. Proje / Tasarım 30
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 10 10
Project / Design 1 20 20
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6