6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
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Sex and the media will examine contemporary media and the implications these have for gender, identity, relationships, communities and social policy. Critical interdisciplinary approaches are used to address the following key questions:
How is sex, gender and sexuality created and produced by popular culture?
How are cultural meanings around sex and gender made, circulated and reinforced?
What roles do consumers have in determining and defining the product?
On successful completion of this unit students should have:
- A grounded working knowledge of the major theoretical and methodological approaches on sex and the media;
- An informed theoretical critique of how gender and sexuality is constituted in popular culture;
- An interdisciplinary approach to media analysis;
- Library-based research skills and a working knowledge of the major data-bases used in the field;
- The ability to think critical and analytically, and to be able to articulate those thought processes in a high standard of written and oral expression;
- The production of thoroughly researched, well documented and presented written work.
Written work: 90%
Class Participation/presentation: 10%
Dr Amy Dobson
One 2-hour seminar per week
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Comparative literature and cultural studies
A first-year sequence
ATS2561, WMN2030, WMN3030