SOC 253 Men & Masculinities • 5 Cr.


What does it mean to be a ?real man? in contemporary society? What are the challenges of living up to the ideals of manhood? How are women impacted by men?s lives? Investigate the meanings of ?masculinity? and explore themes such as athletics and sports, male body image, pornography, alcohol use, fatherhood, military, and male bonding.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain how masculinity is socially constructed and the socio-political influences on masculinity.
  • Critically assess the ways hegemonic masculinity impacts all facets of men's lives.
  • Discuss the impacts of race, class, sexuality, and disability on masculine identities.