At the end of the course, students are expected:
1. To be aware of the centrality of gender, in its intertwining with other dimensions of identity and social stratification (age, social class, origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, colour and so on), in the field of communication and media. To have awareness of communication as a non-neutral field, and of the role of language and the media in maintaining or transforming power relations between genders.
2. To have a basic knowledge of the main debates, theoretical positions and conceptual tools developed in gender and feminist studies on communication and media. To know how to use this knowledge to orient themselves in the (specialist and non-specialist) public debate on issues such as, for example, non-discriminatory use of language and inclusive language, gender stereotypes in public and everyday communication, media representation of gender and gender-based violence, the potential and risks of digital media from a gender perspective, media influence and reception, the role of media in reinforcing or overcoming gender and intersectional inequalities.
3. To have enhanced their critical analytical skills applied to media content and to the communication processes in which they are involved as professionals and as individuals. To be able to recognise and articulate the ways in which gender and other social divisions shape the production and reception of media content.
4. To have improved their knowledge of sources of data on the relationship between gender and media, in the Italian and European context.
5. To be able to autonomously and reflectively evaluate the initiatives by institutions and civil society aimed at the promotion of non-stereotyped and inclusive communication content in journalism, publishing and multimedia, with particular reference to the Italian and European contexts.