FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

GEET 310 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Gender and Media
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 310
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course conceptualizes gender as a category of knowledge and aims to understand how gender is constructed by the media. We will consider gender as a constitutive element of identity and by analyzing its intersection with other categories such as race, class, nation and sexuality, we will grasp the importance of the representation of gender in media and its meaning for our lives. The course consists of lectures, screenings and discussions revolving around critical analysis of and engagement with contemporary examples of film, television, adverts and new media.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between sex and gender
  • Critically explain why gender is a social construct
  • Compare the different waves of feminism and their focus
  • Evaluate the evolution of media with regards to how gender has been constructed and performed across a range of moving image forms and genres
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the constructions of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and nation in the media.
  • Gain familiarity of the construction of gender in the media in the present day, with a focus on a variety of different cultures and media across the world
Course Description his course examines various images and representations of gender in media paying particular attention to contemporary discussions. Employing theories from cultural studies, media, film, reception and gender studies, it explores different processes and practices of gender, specifically in terms of media representations of femininity, masculinity and queerness. The media plays a major role in "constructing" gender, and “popular” views of what appropriate gendering is, in turn, shape how we communicate with each other. Participation (20%) – You should come to class prepared to ask questions and ready to make lively, insightful, substantive and respectful contributions to our discussion of the course materials. Written Assignment (20%): These assignments require the students to select a theme we have covered in the class and conduct a detailed analysis of how that example reflects the context in which it was produced/distributed/exhibited.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course Introduction: Why should and how do we study gender in the media
2 Gender and Identity Gauntlett, D. Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-41.
3 Gender and Media Representation Gallagher, M. “Media and the Representation of Gender”. The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender.2014: 23-31. Eds. C. Carter, L. Steiner and L. McLaughin. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. S. Hall, “The Work of Representation.” İçinde Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Ed. S. Hall. London, California, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003.
4 Femininity and spectacle Butler, J. Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory, Theatre Journal , Vol. 40, No. 4 (December, 1988): 519-531. Stewart, M. L. “The politics and spectacle of fashion and femininity.” Journal of Women's History. 17(1), (2005): 192-200.
5 Representations of masculinity Ta. L. M. “Hurt so good: Fight Club, masculine violence, and the crisis of capitalism.” The Journal of American Culture, 29(3), (2006): 265-277. Cohan S. and Hark, I. R. (Eds.) Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-22.
6 Queer theory and queer in media Gerhard. J. “Sex and the City: Carrie Bradshaw's queer postfeminism. Feminist Media Studies”. 5(1), (2005): 37-49. Avila-Saavedra, Guillermo. Nothing queer about queer television: televized construction of gay massculinities, Media Culture Society 2009, Vol. 31(1): 5–21.
7 Gender, race and media Entman R. M. and Rojecki, A. The black image in the white mind: Media and race in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000: 205-226.
8 Gender, class and media Tasker,Y. Working girls: Gender and sexuality in popular cinema. London & New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-18.
9 Gender and violence Dowds, E. An international legal response to #MeToo, 4, 2018. https://theconversation.com/an-international-legal-response-to-metoo-rape-and-sexual-abuse-is-needed-95617.
10 Gender and representation of violence in media Gender Violence and The Case of Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
11 Gender and media in Turkey E. Cox, “#MeToo is not enough: it has yet to shift the power imbalances that would bring about gender equality”, Mart 18, 2018. https://theconversation.com/metoo-is-not-enough-it-has-yet-to-shift-the-power-imbalances-that-would-bring-about-gender-equality-92108
12 Student presentations
13 Student presentatios
14 Evaluation of the term, discussion and preperation for the final exam
15 Review of the term
16 Review of the term

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

D. Gauntlett, Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Suggested Readings/Materials

The course uses the sources that are listed above

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
50
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
2
10
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
24
24
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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