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Gender And Communication Studies! Course Compact

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria

 

COURSE COMPACT

2017/2018 Academic Session

 

Faculty: Social Sciences                                       Department: Mass Communication

Course Code: MAC 816                            Unit(s): 2             Semester: Second

Course Title:Gender And Communication Studies

Lecturer: Dr. Chinenye Nwabueze              Programme: M.Sc

 

 (A). BRIEF OVERVIEW OF COURSE

This course discusses the concepts of gender and communication with a view to providing an understanding of the fusion between the two key concepts. It looks at examines the difference between sex and gender, the intersection of gender and culture, and theories of how we become gendered. The course further examines how gender role constructions have impacted media content, exposure, information processing and dissemination, including ways in which social and political meanings attached to gender are communicated in various cultural institutions, practices, and contexts.

 

 (B). COURSE OBJECTIVES/GOALS

By the end of this course, students will have learned:

  • The concept of gender from the holistic perspectives
  • The fusion between gender and communication
  • To think critically about how gender is related to various cultural institutions, practices, and contexts
  • To assess critically the ways in which culture shapes gendered communication as well as how gendered communication shapes culture.
  • Understand how gender impacts media landscape and communication process

 

 (C). METHOD OF LECTURE DELIVERY

  • Classroom Lectures
  • Indoor Quizzes
  • Outdoor Quizzes (Assignments)

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Course Introduction and Overview

Understanding basic concepts – sex, sexuality, gender

  1. Gender, Communication and Contemporary Culture
  2. Gender Landscape in Nigeria
  3. Theories of Gender
  4. Gender and Media Landscape (I)
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Print, Broadcast, Film, Music, New Media, Advertising, Public Relations

  1. Gender and Mass Media Landscape (II)

Print, Broadcast, Film, Music, New Media, Advertising, Public Relations

  1. How Culture Shapes Gendered Communication
  2. Gender, Sexuality, Identity and Space
  3. Gender Issues in Communication: The Nigerian Perspective
  4. Class Activities

 

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Book:

Umaru, Pate, Nwabueze, Chinenye, and Idiong, Nsikak (2012). Politics,

Culture,& the Media in Nigeria. Ibadan: Stirling-Horden.

 

Bordo, S. (1993). Reading the slender body. In Unbearable weight: Feminism,

Western culture, and the body (pp.185-212). Berkeley, CA: University of California.

 

Cooper, Brenda. (2002). “Boys don’t cry and female masculinity: Reclaiming a life

and dismantling the politics of normative heterosexuality.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 19, 44-63.

 

Piontek, T. (2006). Queer alternatives to men and women. In T. Piontek, Queering

gay and lesbian studies (pp. 67-80). Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

 

Fudge, R. (2006). “Everything you always wanted to know about feminism but

were afraid to ask.” Bitch, 31, 58 67.

 

Berry, K. (2007). Embracing the catastrophe: Gay body seeks acceptance.

Qualitative Inquiry, 13(2), 259-281.

 

Greenberg, R. (2000). “Escaping the daily grind for life as a house father.” In

Ashton-Jones, Olsen, & Perry (Eds.), The gender reader (2nd ed., pp. 391-393). Allyn and Bacon Publishers.

 

Kimmel, M. (1996). Introduction: Toward a history of manhood in America.

Manhood in America: A cultural history (pp. 1-10). New York: Free Press.

 

Kimmel, M. & Messner, M. (1990). “Men as gendered beings.” In S. Ruth

Issues in Feminism (56-58), Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

 

Orbe, M.P. (1998). Constructions of reality on MTV’s “The Real World”: An

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analysis of the restrictive coding of black masculinity. Southern Communication Journal, 64, 32-47.

 

Important Links:

CLICK to view the articles;

1. GENDER AND COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA: IS THIS THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY? By Dr. Chinyere Stella Okunna

2. Gender, Sexuality, & Space Reading List

3. Gender communication overview

4. Our evolving multi-gender society

5. Gender Dysphoria

 

 

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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