WGS.111 - Gender and Media Studies

(Same subject as CMS.619[J]
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-9
 Lecture: MW1-2.30 (56-167
 
Examines representations of race, gender, and sexual identity in the media. Considers issues of authorship, spectatorship, and the ways in which various media (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enable, facilitate, and challenge these social constructions in society. Studies the impact of new media and digital media through analysis of gendered and racialized language and embodiment online in blogs and vlogs, avatars, and in the construction of cyberidentities. Provides introduction to feminist approaches to media studies by drawing from work in feminist film theory, cultural studies, gender and politics, and cyberfeminism. 
Fall: K. Gray
Spring: K. Surkan
Textbooks (Fall 2016)