Fall 2011 not offered
FGSS 338, SISP 338|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory|
Masculinity and the broader subject of the psychology of men often stand as unmarked categories in psychology and the human sciences generally. The course surveys psychologies of masculinity, including psychoanalysis, evolutionary notions, cognitive models, and queer theory. Consideration will be given to historical and cultural dynamics of masculinity. We ask how the psychological attributes associated with the masculine relate to private life and public spaces, notably commerce, science, and political affairs. We consider, too, the claims of the masculine epistemic grounding of the science and the "natural" status of masculine human kinds.
This course involves practical application of theories of masculinity and critical, comparative appraisal of their adequacy as interpretive tools for better understanding gender difference and relations of gender.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [PSYC290 or FGSS290] OR [BIOL148 or FGSS148] OR FGSS209 OR [SOC228 or FGSS231] OR [ANTH312 or SISP313 or FGSS312] OR [SISP202 or PHIL287] OR [SISP205 or PHIL288 or ENVS205]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Readings may include:
Keller, E.F. REFLECTIONS ON GENDER AND SCIENCE
Stearns, P. BE A MAN: MALES IN MODERN SOCIETY
Halberstam, J. FEMALE MASCULINITY
Kilmartin, C. THE MASCULINE SELF
Peterson, D. DEMONIC MALES
Readings on reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
seminar presentations; short papers; research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
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