This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of masculinities, focusing on the difficulty of disentangling the (social-) scientific questions of what men are (and how they come to be that way) from the interpretive question of what masculinity means. We will survey a range of perspectives from evolutionary theory, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, social psychology, anthropology, feminist studies, and queer theory that describe and attempt to account for masculinities. In order to understand how these scholarly accounts might fit together to form a more comprehensive interpretive framework, we will also be engaging in critical analysis of examples from contemporary television and film that will help us to understand the role that representation plays in our cultural constructions of masculinity.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course pack will be available through Cardinal Print and Copy; access to required films will be provided through Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short essays emphasizing the comprehension of key concepts and development of specific writing skills; one slightly longer essay that will include individual research.
|Instructor(s): Fitzpatrick,Joseph J. Morawski,Jill G. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: BOGH115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|