MCS 555 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Gender, Media and Politics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 555
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To discuss the role of media in the definition and reproduction of genderbased inequalities
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • develop an awareness of gender relations
  • make the analysis of gender relations in media texts and daily life
  • make the theoretical analysis of gender relations as a part of power relations
  • discuss the relationship between media studies and feminism under the title of “feminist media studies”
  • make the critical analysis of the issue of representation and the construction of masculinity and femininity in media texts
  • discuss the gendered inequalities in production and organization processes of media sector
  • make a critical analysis of the construction of masculinity and femininity in media text
Course Content By critically examining the terms gender, media, and power, this course discusses the role of media in the definition and (re)production of genderbased inequalities. The conceptual and theoretical frameworks are used to discuss gender representations in different media tools like film, television, advertising, news, radio, and the internet.




ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Ders organizasyonu, gereklilikleri ve değerlendirme ölçütlerinin anlatılmasıve giriş
2 Toplumsal Cinsiyet ve İktidar Chris Beasley, What is Feminism? An Introduction to Feminist Theory, London: Sage, 1999 (148)Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Introduction, Conclusion New York : Vintage, 1989 (1331 and 725741)Judith Butler, "Subjects of Sex/Gender Desire" in Gender Trouble, New York : Routledge, 1990 (146)R.W.Connell, “The Body and Social Practice” in Gender& Power, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1987. (6688)
3 Feminizm, Liberal ve Marksist Feminizm Chris Beasley, What is Feminism? An Introduction to Feminist Theory, London: Sage, 1999 (5164)Rosemarie Tong, Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction, London: Routledge, 1992. (1170)
4 Feminizm: Radikal, Psikanalitik ve Sosyalist Feminizm Rosemarie Tong, Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction, London: Routledge, 1992 (95192)
5 Feminist Medya Çalışmaları: medya, iktidar, toplumsal cinsiyet Liesbet Van Zoonen, Feminist Media Studies, London: Sage, 1994 (142, 127147)Rosalind Gill, “Analysing Gender in Media Texts” in Gender and the Media, Cambridge: Polity, 2007 (4272) Chapter 2Eser Köker, Women’s Strategies for Dealing with Rights Violations in the Media in GenderBased Journalism ed. by Sevda Alankuş, İstanbul:IPS Communication Foudantion Publications, 2007. (117148)
6 Feminist Medya Çalışmaları: kültür, dil, feminizm Sara Mills, “Language” in a Concise Companion to Feminist Theory, ed. Mary Eagleton, Oxford: Blackwell, 2006 (133152)Myra Macdonald, “Voices off: women, discourse and the media” in Representing Women: Myths of Femininity in the Popular Media, London:Arnold, (4172) Chapter 2Liesbeth Brouwer: “the Colour of the Sign: Feminist Semiotics” in Women’s Studies and Culture, ed.by Rosemarie Buikema, Anneke Smelik, London: Zed Books, 1995 (148161)
7 Feminist Medya Çalışmaları: üretim ve organizasyon Carolyn Byerly and Karen Ross, “Women and Production” in Women and Media: A Critical Introduction, Malden: Blackwell Pub. 2006 (7595) Chapter 4Liesbet Van Zoonen, “Media Production and the Encoding of Gender” in Feminist Media Studies, London: Sage, 1994 (4367)
8 Feminist Film Çalışmaları Film screening: Rear Window, Alfred HitchcockLiesbet Van Zoonen, “Spectatorship and the Gaze,” in Feminist Media Studies, London: Sage, 1994 (87104)Laura Mulvey: ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” in Visual and Other Pleasures, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1989 (1426)
9 Feminist Film Çalışmaları: bakış Anneke Smelik, “Feminist Film Theory” retrieved from: http://www.let.uu.nl/womensstudies/anneke/filmtheory.htmlE. Ann Kaplan, “Is the Gaze Male?” in Feminism & Film, ed. by Ann Kaplan Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (2335)Mary Ann Doane, "Woman's Stake: Filming the Female Body," in Feminism & Film, ed. by Ann Kaplan Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (8699)
10 Feminist Film Studies feminist estetik ve (kadın) izleyici Christine Gledhill, “Pleasurable Negotiations,” in Feminist Film Theory edited by Sue Thornham Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1999, (159165) Laura Mulvey, "Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' inspired by Duel in the Sun." in Visual and Other Pleasures, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1989Mary Ann Doane, ‘Film and Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator” in Feminist Film Theory edited by Sue Thornham Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1999, (131145)Claire Johnston, “Women’s Cinema as CounterCinema” in Feminism & Film, ed. by Ann Kaplan Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (2233)Bell Hooks, "The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators." in Feminist Film Theory edited by Sue Thornham Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1999 (307320)
11 Televizyon Fiske, John. "Gendered Television: Femininity." in Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A TextReader, ed. by Gail Dines, Jean McMahon Humez, London: Sage, 1995 (340347).Rosalind Gill, “Talk Shows: Feminism on TV” in Gender and the Media, Cambridge: Polity, 2007, (150179) Chapter 5Ien Ang, “Melodramatic Identifications: Television Fiction and Women's Fantasy” in Feminist Television Criticism, ed. by Charlotte Brunsdon, Julie D'acci, and Lynn Spigel, Oxford : Open University Press, 2008. (235246)
12 Televizyon: diziler Liesbet Van Zoonen, Feminist Media Studies, London: Sage, 1994 (105126)Annette Kuhn. "Women's Genres: Melodrama, Soap Opera and Theory." in Feminist Film Theory edited by Sue Thornham Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1999, (146156)Christine Gledhill, “Genre and Gender: the Case of Soap Opera” in Representation, ed. by Stuart Hall, London: Sage, 1997 (337384).
13 Reklamlar Liesbet Van Zoonen, Feminist Media Studies, London: Sage, 1994 (6686)Myra Macdonald, Representing Women: Myths of Femininity in the Popular Media, London: Arnold, (72102) Chapter 3.Rosalind Gill, “Advertising and Postfeminism” in Gender and the Media, Cambridge: Polity, 2007, (73112) Chapter 3Sean Nixon, “Exhibiting Masculinity” in Representation, ed. by Stuart Hall, London: Sage, 1997 (291336).
14 Yazılı Basın: haberler ve eğlence Carolyn Byerly and Karen Ross, Women and Media: A Critical Introduction, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006 (3755) Chapter 3David Gauntlett, “Men’s magazines and Modern Masculinities” and “Women’s magazines and female Identities” in Media, Gender and Identity, New York, NY : Routledge, 2008, Chapter 8 and 9 (164222)Sevda Alankuş, Foreword: Why Genderbased Journalism? in GenderBased Journalism ed. by Sevda Alankuş, İstanbul:IPS Communication Foudantion Publications, 2007
15 Dönem ödevi sunumları
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
13
25
Presentation / Jury
3
15
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
8
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
13
1
Presentation / Jury
3
2
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and ultimately deepen the level of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the discipline of media and communication studies,

X
2

To be able to carry on learning and conduct advanced research independently by critically evaluating knowledge in the field of media and communication,

X
3

To be able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge at an expert level in the field of media and communication when developing plans, strategies, and policies,

X
4

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in the area of communication in daily life,

X
5

To be able to grasp the interdisciplinary qualities of media and communication studies,

X
6

To be able to combine the knowledge of the media and communication field with knowledge from various related disciplines to form new knowledge in order to utilize interdisciplinary approaches and research methods to solve critical problems,

X
7

To be able to critically investigate social relations and the forms and norms of communication that constitute these relations while being to take action to improve and, when necessary, change these relations,

X
8

To be able to act with special concern for social and scientific values, as well as ethical principles, during the collection, interpretation, and publication of data related to the field of media and communication, and to take action to disseminate these values,

X
9

To be able to reconstruct a problem in the media and communication field as an academic problem, in order to conduct research, generate methods of solution, and evaluate results,

X
10

To be able to make use of foreign language for learning new knowledge in the media and communication field and to communicate with foreign colleagues,

11

To be able to communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in media and communication to groups inside and outside the discipline,

12

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest