Women and the Media in China

Women and the Media in China (3 or 5 ECTS)

Language: English or Finnish

Time: 10 March -8 May, 2020, Spring term 2021.

Organizer: University of Tampere, Unit of Communication Sciences/Faculty of ITC

Course instructor: Docent Svetlana Pasti

Goals: The aim of the course is to increase the awareness about Chinese culture, society and the media field and the position of women in them.

Contents: The course includes the following sections:

The course includes the following sections:

Session 1. Introduction to Chinese media: The historical context and current realities

Session 2. Gender, media and leadership in China in the era of deepening authoritarianism             

 Session 3. Women and Communication Activism in China      

 Session 4. Women’s leadership development based on life-long education: Sharing experiences and values    

 Session 5. Women – journalists and media producers  


Taken as:

The course consists of two parts: online lectures and short writing assignments (3 ECTS); and an optional essay (2 ECTS).

Students have two options:

1) Take the whole module with 5 ECTS or

2) take only the 3 ECTS course with lectures, readings and assignments.

Application period : November 2–22, 2020.

Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.

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