SOC 270   Men and Masculinities (3 Hours)

This course explores the construct of masculinity within the cultural context of the US. It will examine the experiences of men through the life course and across a variety of institutional structures. Particular focus is given to the intersection of masculinity with race, ethnicity, social class, transgenderism and sexuality. Students will critically analyze contemporary notions of masculinity in “crisis” and men’s involvement in both men’s movements and gender equality movements.