Media, Gender & Culture

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media, Gender & Culture

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies, Social Media, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    Explore contemporary media culture and learn the foundations of gender theory and media studies.
     
    This module will examine issues of gender and social change; power and representation; culture and agency; intimacy and medication and social critique and cultural politics. You will analyse the democratising potential of online media and debate how social media may be used in the future as a tool for social change, using contemporary case studies (such as the Everyday Sexism Project).
     
    By the end of the course you will have gained the key skills needed to analyse media texts and cultures from a gendered perspective, as well as an insight into the media and cultural industries from a potential career viewpoint.
     
    If you wish to gain a deeper understanding into gender studies, cultural theory or media analysis then Media, Gender and Culture is the ideal module choice for you.
     
    Teaching pattern
    Lectures
    Seminars and Tutorials
    Workshops on media analysis techniques
    Guest speakers (including journalists, film-makers and activists)
    Private study
     
    Module assessment
    One media analysis of 1000 words (15%)
    One essay of 2500 words (85%)

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