ENGL 4757

ENGL 4757

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course analyzes how cultural beliefs about masculinity intersect with race, sexuality, and citizenship. To emphasize how masculine norms vary across cultures, we will use the plural term "masculinities." Treating gender as a relational system of power, we will investigate how masculinities are defined against femininities, and how different masculinities are defined against each other (for example, the stereotypes of the Latino "bad hombre" vs. the white "all-American football player"). Combining sociological studies with media analysis, we will ask the following questions and more: Where do beliefs about masculinities come from, and how do they change over time? How do these beliefs naturalize certain kinds of violence? How do these beliefs interact with, and help to create, ideas about race and nation?

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4757FGSS 4757

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8111 ENGL 4757   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person