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COURSE NUMBER: SOCI 302
COURSE TITLE: Men and Masculinities
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: David Long
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will involve an exploration of the developmental, relational and structural conditions of men's lives in their diversity, with particular emphasis on Canada. The course will examine the interpersonal, cultural and structural dimensions of boys and men's lives in the context of recent theoretical and research-related developments in men's studies. 

Prerequisites: SOCI 200
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Laker, Jason A. (ed.) 2012 Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Rohr, Richard. 2005 From Wildman to Wiseman: Reflections on Male Spirituality. Cincinatti: St. Anthony Messenger Press.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Mid-term Examination 30%
Research Paper35%
Final Examination 35%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Why Men and Masculinities?
  • Honouring Masculine Spirituality
  • Cultivating the Human in the Boy
  • Men’s Liberation, Initiation & Return
  • Humans Constructing Male Identity
  • John, Paul, Money, Fathers & Grief
  • Men, Masculinities and Health
  • 3 Men, Jesus, and Wildmen of India
  • Men’s Relationships and Help-Seeking
  • Iron John, Retreating & Sexuality
  • Feminist Men Ending Woman Abuse
  • Paradox, “Parenting” & a Story
  • Masculinities in Literature
  • Soul Images, Spirituality & Grand Father
  • Male Hegemony or Mythology?
  • Men and Masculinities in Popular Culture
  • Males in Quebec
  • Men/Masculinities in the Military
  • Men & Masculinities in Sports
  • Masculinities & Religions
  • Racialized Masculinities
  • Indigenous Masculinities
  • Destabilizing Masculine Identities
  • Is There a Canadian Masculinity?


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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