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GCST1603: Screen Cultures and Gender: Film to Apps

This unit traces the history of screen cultures from film to apps, focusing on how popular media is used to produce and represent masculinity and femininity. Students will consider cinema, television, videogames, the internet and mobile devices, asking how changing media forms and practices impact on our gendered identities and everyday lives.

Code GCST1603
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically appraise the relations between cultural change and changing media technologies
  • LO2. appreciate the relationships between popular media forms and gendered identities
  • LO3. apply techniques of discourse analysis, cultural historical analysis, and related theoretical concepts to screen-based popular culture
  • LO4. research evidence and articulate arguments about culture, technology and gender
  • LO5. communicate ideas effectively in academic discourse.