WGS 3310

Course Name: 
Sexuality, Gender and Media
Units: 
3

This course examines how television addresses women, how it represents women, and how women respond to the medium. It also examines the relationship between the female audience and television by focusing on both contemporary and historical issues. Areas for examination include: how women have responded to television as technology; how specific genres have targeted women; how female-focused specialty channels have addressed women; and how specific television series and genres have mediated and negotiated the changing social, cultural, political, and economic status of women from the 1950s to the present. The course is particularly interested in charting how television has dealt with the challenges posed by the women’s movement and feminism. Prerequisite: WGS or Media Studies major, 2nd major or minor.

Instructor: 
Aniko Bodroghkozy