University of Newcastle Australia program

Screening Sex and Gender

This program, SCRN3500, explores the ways in which gender and sexualities are presented on screen.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Examine 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.

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4 courses

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Interrogate the socio-cultural and ideological contexts of how gender and sexuality are represented in film and television, historically and contemporarily.

  2. Critically analyse, at an advanced level, gender and sexuality in film and television texts.

  3. Evaluate critical discourses surrounding gender and sexuality in screen texts at a capstone level.

  4. Articulate cohesive arguments that synthesise appropriate scholarship in written, oral and visual forms.

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