WGST 240 - The Study of Men and Masculinities I
What does it mean to be a man? This course sets out to find answers to this question by exploring the social meanings of masculinity. Students will examine the creation and negotiation of male identities in Canada and other countries, in past and contemporary times. From the schoolyard to the workplace, through initiation rites and adult relationships, variations in male experience and behaviours are presented. The framework of readings and multimedia will investigate popular culture, film, fiction, life story and academic theory. This range of perspectives will illustrate how diverse men "do gender."
Prerequisite(s): WGST 100. ENGL 100 and ENGL 101 strongly recommended.