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SCRN3500.2 Sex, Gender, Genre and Power

Engage with the ways in which power plays out along gendered lines in particular genres.

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  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Explore presentations of gender and sexuality across action, romance and horror.

This is the second of four courses that make up SCRN3500: Screening Sex and Gender. The program examines how gender and sexuality are defined, represented and constructed by television and film. Screening Sex and Gender explores how film and television may influence individual and societal understandings and expectations of sexuality and gender.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the SCRN3500: Screening Sex and Gender course handbook for more detail.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to understand how sex and gender are defined, represented and constructed onscreen.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

    1965
  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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