INTS 347: Gender Representation in Popular Culture

INTS 347-001: Gender Representation in Popular Culture
(Fall 2014)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W

Robinson Hall A123

Section Information for Fall 2014

This interdisciplinary learning community explores the social construction of gender in pop culture, including the Internet, social and print media, film, television (including sports), music and art. Students will critically interrogate historical and contemporary representations of the female-male binary and the intersections of gender with race, class, ability, and sexuality. We focus on how these identities intersect with gender and affect gender roles and expectations. Visual and print representations of gender are the “pedagogical tools” through which we explore our love-hate relationship with popular culture—the ways we are attracted to and repulsed by many of the representations of masculinities and femininities.  


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Explores the way in which masculinity and femininity have been represented across the decades in television, movies, music videos, pop art, and print media. Provides a review of the scholarship on the historical and contemporary roles of women and men in society, and examines the contradictions and expectations associated with gender roles. Incorporates active group learning through creative, insight-oriented exercises, critical thinking and discussions, and group presentations and media research activities. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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