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Title: History of Masculinity & Men
Course Section Number: GEN-230-01
Department: Gender Studies
Description: At various stages in the modern era, men in the western world have found themselves in a state of "crisis" requiring men to find new ways to cope in the modern world. In HIS 230-01, students study concepts of masculinity and men's experiences since 1750. Much of the course focusses on men in the western world with some attention given to masculinity in nineteenth-century colonial settings. Issues of privilege, dominance, and sexuality will be considered as students study masculinity in relation to war, boxing, relationships, industrialization, racism, science, family life, reproduction, social setting, and bodily manipulation. Starting with a study of masculinity in manners and discipline before 1800, the course will end by asking if men of the 21st century have been emasculated and used up, crushed by the modern age, or if "masculinity" has always been in a state of crisis.and reinvention. Students should be prepared to read 30-50 pages for classes, write essay exams in class, and produce short papers.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 01:10PM - 02:00PM, Baxter Hall, Room 202
Faculty: Rhoades, Michelle

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 25
Cross-list Group Student Count: 2
Calculated Course Status: OPEN
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
GEN-230-01 (cross-listing)
History of Masculinity & Men
OPEN Gender Studies 15 0 / 15 / 0
HIS-230-01F (cross-listing)
History of Masculinty & Men
OPEN History 10 0 / 10 / 0
GEN-230-01F (cross-listing)
History of Masculinty & Men
OPEN Gender Studies 10 0 / 10 / 0
HIS-230-01 (primary)
History of Masculinity & Men
OPEN History 15 2 / 13 / 0