CUL352 - Masculinities

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Subject Title

Subject Description
What does it mean to be a man? What does the idea of masculinity mean? This subject seeks to answer these questions and investigates how men (and women) negotiate the dominant forms of masculinity and the expectations placed upon them. Through a historical, pop cultural and sociological lens, we critically examine the social and personal meanings of masculinity. The major thrust of the subject is to examine how society?s construction of masculinity influences men?s actions and the way they perceive themselves, other men, women and social situations. Specific topics will be explored such as representations, education, race/ethnicity, nationality, male sexualities, performance, sports and male socialization. A range of authors, methodologies, class discussions, and materials such as films, music videos, the internet and reality tv will be covered.
EAC149 or equivalent (co-requisite for Liberal Studies subjects)

Credit Status
One general education credit in the Sciences & Social Sciences category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:
1. Critique their own definitions of masculinity.
2. Apply critical thinking skills around the subject of masculinity.
3. Identify various types of masculinities.
4. Examine how masculinity is constructed in different social contexts.
5. Discuss how masculinity functions in conjunction with other social identities such as race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ability, sexuality and age.
6. Analyze how masculinity operates in the media and society.

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