Jour371 Gender and Media
Analysis of media portrayals of women and men and how they shape gender stereotypes and sex role expectations in American society. Special attention to historical and contemporary contributions of women media professionals. Students will apply critical thinking, research and writing skills to deconstruct media messages, analyze media policies and practices, and develop strategies that empower gender equality in society.
Journalism Majors: Elective
Non-majors: Upper-division GE Comparative Cultural Studies
Information Competency | Writing Intensive
Overall Learning Goal: Students will develop media literacy skills and strategies to deconstruct media messages and analyze the role and responsibility of mass media in cultivating gender expectations, reinforcing sex role stereotypes, and perpetuating attitudes about women and men in American society.