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GEND205 Gender and the Media

Explores societies’ constructions of gender as formative of, and reproduced by, media, and how that process is subject to change. Considers the production, consumption and circulation of media in various forms.

This paper focuses on both analysis (theory) and application (practice) to connect gender studies and media studies with digital media production and public engagement. It offers an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and (a wide range of) skills for further study and future career.

This course is part of the Syllabus+ initiative.

Paper title Gender and the Media
Paper code GEND205
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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GEND 101 or GEND 102 or 54 points
GEND 305
Schedule C
Arts and Music

This paper is especially suitable for students taking GEND or MFCO papers, but the paper does not rely on prior learning in these subjects.


Teaching staff

Lecturer: Dr John Wei

Paper Structure

Section One: Gender & Media Platforms

Section Two: Gender & Media Cultures

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures and one tutorial per week.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate:

  • Critical-thinking/learning through theoretical and empirical approaches
  • Creative-thinking/doing to connect theory with practice, and analysis with application
  • Media production skills and audience engagement using digital technologies
  • Teamwork skills and effective writing/storytelling using various types of media

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 30-34, 36-40
T2 Monday 13:00-13:50 30-34, 36-40
T3 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 30-34, 36-40