Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Gender Representation in the Media

University of Strathclyde

On this course you have learned key concepts for studying gender in the media through an intersectional feminist lens and developed your critical skills in media analysis. You have learned why media representations matter in the broader context of equalities work.

7 weeks, 4 hours per week

Educators

Karen Boyle

Professor of Feminist Media Studies

University of Strathclyde

Rachael Alexander

Research Assistant, Journalism, Media & Communication

University of Strathclyde

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of key concepts for studying gender in the media, with a particular emphasis on how we understand gender in relation to other structural inequalities including race, age, sexuality and disability.
  • Develop critical skills for analysing contemporary media texts through a gendered lens.
  • Explore how the approaches considered in this course play out in your own regional contexts.
  • Investigate how feminist and women’s organisations have worked to challenge and change mainstream media representations.

Syllabus

Studying gender and the media can be complex. First you’ll develop a critical toolkit for thinking about and analysing the media, including:

  • Key concepts and definitions
  • Media monitoring in fact and fiction

Once you’ve developed your critical toolkit, we’ll then put it to work. You’ll explore the representation of women in five crucial areas:

  • Politics
  • Violence
  • Sports
  • Sexualisation and body image
  • Feminist media and digital media

These different topics will allow you to explore the relationship between the media and gender, especially in relation to other structural inequalities including race, age, sexuality and disability. Representations of women in the media can differ across different geographical contexts.

Throughout the course, we’ll ask you to contribute examples of the media where you are in relation to these topics.

Issued on 11th August 2021

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Free online course:

Gender Representation in the Media

University of Strathclyde