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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Gender and the Media
    Subject Gender Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    T2 Monday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    T3 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
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