Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 880097-B-6
Gender and Culture
Course info
Course module880097-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
B Culture Studies
PM Management of Cultural Diversity
PM Health Humanities
Convenant TSH
Minor Online Culture: Global Communication
dr. C. Spadavecchia
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 20/01/2021 up to and including 20/08/2021
After completing the course, the students will be able to:    

1. Understand and explain fundamental theories on gender

2. Describe and interpret gender stereotypes, norms, and roles

3. Explain the different elements of gender equality in the global scenario

4. Explain present-day gender discourses in media and the offline world

5. Applying the acquired knowledge to a project.

6. Design a project related to gender equity
What is gender? Is it a useful category of analysis? Is it a binary construction? What does measuring gender equality on a global scale mean? What kinds of power relations does that have to do with? How do national mainstream media portray gender roles? Does this representation influence both online and offline gender roles? In this course, we will address all these questions.

The first part will introduce the basics of gender theories; it will work on deconstructing, and critically analyses the key concepts related to gender. Special attention will be paid to gender stereotypes and norms. The second part of the course will focus on gender equality and equity, especially related to women. The third and final part will look at gender representations in art and the media; and at how media shapes gender discourses. Special attention will be given to women in mainstream and social media.

Course Organisation:
The course will be interactive. Students will work both independently and in teams. Experts both from the academic and corporate areas will be invited to give a presentation for the course.

Compulsory Reading
  1. To be announced by the teacher.
Contact person
dr. C. Spadavecchia
Timetable information
Gender and Culture
Required materials
Recommended materials

Team Project

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