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SOCI 21600 - Masculinities

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
MASCULINITIES An introduction to the sociological study of masculinity in its various guises in the contemporary United States. The theoretical perspective of the course is based on three fundamental premises: there is no single masculinity, but rather multiple masculinities; individuals in society are best understood as doing gender rather than as being gender; and masculinities are not static identities, but are fluid, fragile, negotiated, and always subject to contestation. The course explores the complex world of American masculinities through a series of overlapping themes that students will reflect on and analyze as the class progresses through a variety of writing assignments. The course material is presented through readings and visual images. Prerequisite: SOCI 10000 or permission of instructor. Does not fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite(s): SOCI-10000 [C, HSS]