The course will familiarize students with critical thinking skills in reading media-related articles in English, doing group presentations, and writing academic papers on issues in the media.
This course will be a combination of examining 1) gender issues related to communication in the English language, and 2) gender issues related to media. Note that the course topics mentioned below are subject to change.
Handouts, DVDs, and others
Will be introduced in class
Students are expected to finish their weekly assignments and participate in class discussions.
Class attendance / reading and writing assignments / oral presentations / one typed paper at the end of the semester
１．Introduction to gender and language ２．What is gender? ３．Naming the world, the generic "he" ４．Gender differences in the use of language ５．Nonverbal communication strategies ６．Gender and media; Overview ７．Gender and advertisements ８．Analyzing advertisements (Jean Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly 3) ９．Analyzing advertisements (Jean Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly 3) 10．Perception vs. reality 11．Gender and film (George Gerbner's The Electronic Storyteller) 12．Gender and magazines 13．Gender and mediated sports 14．Analysis of news/sports coverage 15．“Gendered Media: The Influence of Media on Views of Gender”
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