Gender, Culture & Media
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5117
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
The course examines the evolution of the gender debate with special attention to current issues in the developed and developing worlds. We focus on the role that media and communications in the widest sense (including mass media, emerging social media, information technology, peer groups, community organizations, family, school, church, and the performing arts) play in shaping, maintaining, transforming, and transmitting gender roles and relationships in a variety of social settings. The course reviews thinking on gender differences in communicative competence and gender-differentiated language and discusses the potential for strategic use of the media to address gender disparity issues. A wide range of primary sources and reference materials are surveyed and discussed.
Course Open to: Degree Students