FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Industrial Engineering

GEET 310 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Gender and Media
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 310
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course conceptualizes gender as a category of knowledge and aims to understand how gender is constructed by the media. We will consider gender as a constitutive element of identity and by analyzing its intersection with other categories such as race, class, nation and sexuality, we will grasp the importance of the representation of gender in media and its meaning for our lives. The course consists of lectures, screenings and discussions revolving around critical analysis of and engagement with contemporary examples of film, television, adverts and new media.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Differentiate between sex and gender
  • Critically explain why gender is a social construct
  • Compare the different waves of feminism and their focus
  • Evaluate the evolution of media with regards to how gender has been constructed and performed across a range of moving image forms and genres
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the constructions of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and nation in the media.
  • Gain familiarity of the construction of gender in the media in the present day, with a focus on a variety of different cultures and media across the world
Course Description his course examines various images and representations of gender in media paying particular attention to contemporary discussions. Employing theories from cultural studies, media, film, reception and gender studies, it explores different processes and practices of gender, specifically in terms of media representations of femininity, masculinity and queerness. The media plays a major role in "constructing" gender, and “popular” views of what appropriate gendering is, in turn, shape how we communicate with each other. Participation (20%) – You should come to class prepared to ask questions and ready to make lively, insightful, substantive and respectful contributions to our discussion of the course materials. Written Assignment (20%): These assignments require the students to select a theme we have covered in the class and conduct a detailed analysis of how that example reflects the context in which it was produced/distributed/exhibited.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course Introduction: Why should and how do we study gender in the media
2 Gender and Identity Gauntlett, D. Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-41.
3 Gender and Media Representation Gallagher, M. “Media and the Representation of Gender”. The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender.2014: 23-31. Eds. C. Carter, L. Steiner and L. McLaughin. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. S. Hall, “The Work of Representation.” İçinde Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Ed. S. Hall. London, California, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2003.
4 Femininity and spectacle Butler, J. Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory, Theatre Journal , Vol. 40, No. 4 (December, 1988): 519-531. Stewart, M. L. “The politics and spectacle of fashion and femininity.” Journal of Women's History. 17(1), (2005): 192-200.
5 Representations of masculinity Ta. L. M. “Hurt so good: Fight Club, masculine violence, and the crisis of capitalism.” The Journal of American Culture, 29(3), (2006): 265-277. Cohan S. and Hark, I. R. (Eds.) Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-22.
6 Queer theory and queer in media Gerhard. J. “Sex and the City: Carrie Bradshaw's queer postfeminism. Feminist Media Studies”. 5(1), (2005): 37-49. Avila-Saavedra, Guillermo. Nothing queer about queer television: televized construction of gay massculinities, Media Culture Society 2009, Vol. 31(1): 5–21.
7 Gender, race and media Entman R. M. and Rojecki, A. The black image in the white mind: Media and race in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000: 205-226.
8 Gender, class and media Tasker,Y. Working girls: Gender and sexuality in popular cinema. London & New York: Routledge, 2002: 1-18.
9 Gender and violence Dowds, E. An international legal response to #MeToo, 4, 2018. https://theconversation.com/an-international-legal-response-to-metoo-rape-and-sexual-abuse-is-needed-95617.
10 Gender and representation of violence in media Gender Violence and The Case of Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
11 Gender and media in Turkey E. Cox, “#MeToo is not enough: it has yet to shift the power imbalances that would bring about gender equality”, Mart 18, 2018. https://theconversation.com/metoo-is-not-enough-it-has-yet-to-shift-the-power-imbalances-that-would-bring-about-gender-equality-92108
12 Student presentations
13 Student presentatios
14 Evaluation of the term, discussion and preperation for the final exam
15 Review of the term
16 Review of the term

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

D. Gauntlett, Media, Gender and Identity, London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Suggested Readings/Materials

The course uses the sources that are listed above

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
50
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
2
10
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
24
24
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Industrial Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Industrial Engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, formulate and solve complex Industrial Engineering problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to analyze a complex system, process, device or product, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques.

4

To be able to choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for Industrial Engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies efficiently.

5

To be able to design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret the results for investigating Industrial Engineering problems and Industrial Engineering related research areas.

6

To be able to work efficiently in Industrial Engineering disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to present effectively; to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions

8

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of Industrial Engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; to be aware of the legal consequences of Industrial Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge of the standards used in Industrial Engineering practice.

10

To have knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to be aware of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Industrial Engineering; to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Industrial Engineering.

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