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
-
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.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which gender is constructed and performed across a range of moving image forms and genres.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different modes of media analysis from films to reality television.
  • Acquiring a critical understanding of key theories of gender and identity.
  • 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
  • Gain familiarity with significant critical debates within film and television studies; including work on narrative, genre, performance, industry and audience.
  • Gain experience of analyzing a diverse selection of moving image texts through structured in class activities.
  • Develop informed readings of moving image texts through presentation work; and through written assignments.
Course Content 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? G. Tuchman, “The Symbolic Annihilation of Women by the Mass Media.” In Culture and Politics: A Reader, Eds. L. Crothers and C. Lockhart. P. 150-174. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. M. Gallagher, “Media and the Representation of Gender”. In ”The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender. P. 23-31. Eds. C. Carter, L. Steiner and L. McLaughin. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.
2 Gender, sexuality and representation D. Gauntlett, Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002. P. 1-41. S. Hall, “The Work of Representation.” In Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Ed. S. Hall. London, California, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003.
3 Media and gender: A historical perspective D. Gauntlett, Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002. Chapters 3 and 4, P. 42-90.
4 Femininity and spectacle M. L. Stewart. “The politics and spectacle of fashion and femininity.” Journal of Women's History. 17(1), (2005): 192-200. J. Gerhard. “Sex and the City: Carrie Bradshaw's queer postfeminism. Feminist Media Studies”. 5(1), (2005): 37-49. Screening: Sex and the City, Season 4 Episode 2 ‘The Real Me’ (1998-2004, HBO) First in class activity: write a few sentences on the representation of femininity in the Sex and the City episode we have seen and make a discussion about your position. You will hand it in at the end of the class.
5 Cinematic representations of masculinity S. Cohan and I. R. Hark. (Eds.) Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. P. 1-22. (Introduction and Prologue). L. M. Ta. “Hurt so good: Fight Club, masculine violence, and the crisis of capitalism.” The Journal of American Culture, 29(3), (2006) 265-277. Screening: Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) First Written Assignment: Feminity, Masculinity and Media Analysis (Short Review)
6 Gender, race and media L. Young. Fear of the Dark: 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema. London & New York: Routledge, 1996. P. 5-40. (Chapters 1 and 2) R. M. Entman and A.Rojecki. The black image in the white mind: Media and race in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000. P. 205-226.(Chapter 12) Screening: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
7 Gender, class and media R. A. Lind, Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Content, Context, Culture. New York and London: Routledge, 2016. P. 1-18. Y. Tasker. Working girls: Gender and sexuality in popular cinema. London & New York: Routledge, 2002. P. 1-18. Screening: Shameless USA (Showtime, 2011-...)
8 Gender and Media in Turkey E. Yanardağoğlu and I. N. Karam. “The fever that hit Arab satellite television: audience perceptions of Turkish TV series.” Identities, 20(5), (2013): 561-579. Screening: Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century, Star TV & Show TV, 2011-2014)
9 Gender and Media in Turkey&beyond 1 E. Cox, “#MeToo is not enough: it has yet to shift the power imbalances that would bring about gender equality”, March 18, 2018. https://theconversation.com/metoo-is-not-enough-it-has-yet-to-shift-the-power-imbalances-that-would-bring-about-gender-equality-92108 N. Karabıyıkoğlu, “Türkiye yayıncılık sektöründe cinsel taciz ve zulüm”, August 2, 2018. http://t24.com.tr/k24/yazi/turkiye-yayincilik-sektorunde-cinsel-taciz,1890
10 Gender and Media in Turkey&beyond 2 E. Dowds, An international legal response to #MeToo, rape and sexual abuse is needed May 4, 2018. https://theconversation.com/an-international-legal-response-to-metoo-rape-and-sexual-abuse-is-needed-95617 S. Kaplan, “Kadını meze olarak gören entelektüeller ülkesi”, 30 August, 2018. http://t24.com.tr/k24/yazi/kadini-meze-olarak-goren-entelektueller-ulkesi,1920 Second Written Assignment: A short review of the #MeToo campaign and tis relation with Turkey
11 LGBTQ+ identity in media T. Peele, “Introduction: Popular Culture, Queer Culture”, Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film and Television, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. S. 1-8. G. Avila-Saavedra, “Nothing queer about queer television: televized construction of gay masculinities”, Media, Culture and Society, Volume: 31 issue: 1, (2009): 5-21. Screening: Benim Çocuğum, documentary film by Can Candan.
12 New Queer Cinema Rich, R. (2013) New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Durham & London: Duke University Press. P. 16-39. Screening: Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004)
13 Discussion and preperations for the final exam
14 Conclusion
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
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
30
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
3
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
42
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to critically discuss and interpret theories, concepts, methods, tools and ideas in the field of Public Relations and Advertising.

2

To be able to make use of theoretical knowledge in Public Relations and Advertising field.

3

To have scientific values during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

 

4

To develop and use the acquired knowledge, skills and capabilities ethically in Public Relations and Advertising field in a lifelong process, in the light of individual and social aims.

5

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity or as a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise during implementation process in the Public Relations and Advertising field.

6

To be informed about national, regional and global issues and problems; to be able to generate methods of solutions depending on related evidence and research and to acquire the ability to report those to the public.

7

To be able to express creative ideas and solution offers to communication problems regarding Public Relations and Advertising field both verbally and in written form, to be able to report those to the persons and institutions concerned, while supporting those ideas with qualitative and quantitative data.

8

To be able to follow the latest developments in Public Relations and Advertising field closely; to be able to determine regularities and changes in the fundamental dynamics of the field.

9

To have social and scientific values and ethical principles during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

10

To be able to make use of other disciplines that form a basis for Public Relations and Advertising field and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.

11

To be able to follow developments, techniques, methods, as well as research in public relations and advertising field; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

12

To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.

13

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced-level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

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