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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

AMS 102 - Introduction to Masculinity Studies

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. This course meets the Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues General Education Requirement. This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Explore issues in the lives of American men. Investigates the interdisciplinary field of masculinity studies by examining contemporary theories of masculinity, changes in the definitions of masculinity in different periods of American history, the sociology and psychology of men’s experiences, and gender and sexuality as organizing features of men’s lives.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offered as GSS 102  and SOC 102 ; credit is given for only one of the following: AMS 102, GSS 102  or SOC 102 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply different theoretical approaches to issues of gender and socialization.
  • Analyze the ways in which particular institutions are gender-defining.
  • Analyze the ways in which gender is socially and culturally constructed.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking