University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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WMST 419 - Men and Masculinities

(3 units) CO10, CO13
Historical and contemporary analysis of men’s experiences as gendered beings, and constructions of masculinities. Topics may include men and their bodies, violence, sports, media representations.

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyze cultural and theoretical texts that center on males, masculinity, and male behavior in various contexts.
2. compare males, masculinity, and male behavior in different historical, social, and cultural contexts.
3. articulate ways in which race, class, gender, sexuality, and other elements of social identities intersect and influence the perspectives and life experiences of males in a variety of historical, social, and cultural contexts.
4. define and apply concepts such as: machismo, masculinity, male privilege, compulsory heterosexuality, homosociality, heteronormativity, and hegemonic masculinity.
5. analyze and interpret the metaphors often used to describe males, the male body, and male behavior.
6. integrate and synthesize knowledge by writing critical responses, completing weekly quizzes, and writing a final, theoretically grounded, research paper related to the course content.

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