This course applies a feminist analysis to the study of gender in popular culture. Drawing on a variety of media, which may include advertising, film and television, comic books, video games, popular fiction, and magazines, students will examine the representation of gender. The course will also explore how popular culture often functions to reinforce social norms concerning gender roles and identities, while it may also allow for sites of resistance through challenging gender norms.
This course is equivalent to WMST 150. Duplicate credit will not be granted for this course and WMST 150.
Completion of one of the following courses is recommended: WGST 100, WGST 111, SOC 100, CMNS 112 or CMNS 132.
Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).
|Fall 2014 onwards|