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Media, Gender & Culture (Module)

Module description

Seize the opportunity, as an undergraduate student of Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences, to undertake specialist learning in media, gender and contemporary culture. This module takes an innovative and dynamic approach and addresses some of the most pressing issues and critical debates in the field today and text analysis will contain a focus on representations of gender. 

The module is taught by King’s academics, and based on a 15 credit King's undergraduate module. It comprises 150 study hours, including teaching time, independent study and group work. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Developed a critical appreciation of the central themes and approaches in the study of media, gender and culture, and learnt to apply theoretical perspectives in the analysis of contemporary media culture.
  • Gained an in-depth understanding of critical debates within the field of feminist media studies, in particular current debates surrounding the sexualisation of culture, which has become an important education and social policy issue.
  • Learnt how to examine a range of media texts including film, TV programmes and magazines, as well as online and digital media and apply the appropriate conceptual tools to independently analyse media texts.
  • Presented and discussed analyses in class and will also have engaged in a range of group work activities, developing the skills necessary to communicate ideas effectively and work both autonomously and in dialogue with others. 

Staff information

Taught by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London


Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Workshops on media analysis techniques
  • Guest speakers (including journalists, film-makers and activists)
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One media analysis of 1,000 words (15%)
  • One essay of 2,500 words (85%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0141

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 2

Study abroad module No