Gender Representations in the show Shameless and the influence of the media

I already have 6 pages of the assignment completed, but i have run into issues when it comes to the verbal and nonverbal gender representations in the series. Feel free to change or revise anything or start over if needed. Please see attached documents. Includes my analysis and course materials.

Textbook:
Wood, Julia, T. and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz Gendered Lives: Communication,Gender, & Culture 13th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2018.

Analysis Paper II: Media Analysis:Media Analysis: Choose a movie or series that deals with questions of gender. This 10-page paper should briefly describe the story and provide an analysis of the gender representations. Integrate at least 5 gender communication concepts we have learned in class and show how they can be applied to the movie/series. Follow the guidelines below:

  1. Describe and analyze the text. Consider the language, conversation and nonverbal messages present in the gender representations in the movie/series.
  2. Compare and contrast how people of different genders are represented in your movie/series.
  3. Compare and contrast the discursive and non-discursive (verbal and non-verbal) gender representations in your movie/series.
  4. Use at least five of the concepts/theories learned in class to analyze the gender representations in the movie/series. Describe each concept or theory and provide examples from your movie/series.
  5. Evaluate of the role of the media in framing and prioritizing private and public issues as a consequence of how gender is represented in your movie/series.Explain how/why these images matter, and if necessary, what change do you recommend?

Paper must be uploaded to Canvas in Word format. Please write your last name and first initial in the file name.

Grading: The papers will be evaluated based on the ability to use the terms correctly (giving both an accurate definition of each term and a correct application), provide an insightful analysis, as well as based on good and correct writing style. (10 pages)

Rubric

2019 – Checkpoint: COM 436

2019 – Checkpoint: COM 436

Criteria Ratings

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Apply the 5 gender theories to the analysis of media representations SLO COM 3.3 and COM 4.3view longer description

Exceptionally integrates 5 or more gender communication theories and insightfully critiques verbal and nonverbal messages by drawing on such theories.

Correctly integrates 4 or 5 gender communication theories and insightfully critiques verbal and nonverbal messages by drawing on such theories.

Correctly defines 4 gender communication theories and creates a tentative connection between verbal and nonverbal messages and such theories.

Alludes to at least 3 gender communication theories and creates a tentative connection between verbal and nonverbal messages and such theories.

Does not allude to at least 3 gender communication theories and does not create a connection between verbal and nonverbal messages and such theories.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. Compare and contrast how people of different genders are represented in your movie/series. SLO COM 2.2view longer description

Insightfully and creatively compares and contrasts how people of different genders are represented in the movie/series.

Correctly compares and contrasts more than half of the issues raised by difference in gender representation in the movie/series.

Correctly compares and contrasts less than half of the issues raised by difference in gender representation in the movie/series.

Analyzes only one of the issues raised by difference in gender representation in the movie/series.

Does not analyze the issues raised by difference in gender representation in the movie/series.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. Describe and analyze the text.SLO COM 1.3 and COM 2.3view longer description

Insightfully and creatively analyzes most of the gender representation in the media text.

Correctly analyzes more than half of the gender representation in the media text.

Correctly analyzes a few of the gender representations in the media text.

Analyzes only one of the gender representations in the media text.

Does not analyze the gender representations in the media text.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome4. Compare and contrast the discursive and non-discursive gender representations in your movie/series.SLO COM 3.1view longer description

Clearly identifies and illustrates the connection between discursive and non-discursive gender representations and the social construction of reality.

Describes the connection between discursive and non-discursive gender representations and the social construction of reality.

Describes a tentative connection between discursive and non-discursive gender representations and the social construction of reality.

Identifies less than three discursive and non-discursive gender representations but does not create a connection to the social creation of reality.

Does not identify discursive and non-discursive gender representations.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome5. Evaluation of the role of the media in framing and prioritizing private and public issues and identifying inherent biases SLO COM 5.1, COM 5.2view longer description

Exceptionally identifies and insightfully evaluates the role of the media in framing and prioritizing private and public issues relating to gender.

Correctly identifies and evaluates the role of the media in framing and prioritizing private and public issues relating to gender.

Identifies but does not evaluate examples of media framing of gender issues and explains how such framing affects public issues relating to gender.

Identifies one example of media framing of gender issues but does not explain how such framing affects private and public issues relating to gender.

Does not identify media framing of gender and does not evaluate its role in shaping private or public issues.


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