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2023-2024 Catalog 
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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 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 101 /ENG 101A .

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 .

Note: Typically offered OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:

  • 1.  Use an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and synthesize scholarship on gender.

    2.  Apply different theoretical approaches to issues of gender and socialization.

    3.  Explain how cultural, social, political, and historical forces shape gender roles and gender relations.

    4.  Discuss the effect of diversity on the American government and economy.

    5.  Describe how gender roles and relations are socially and culturally constructed with attention to gender-defining social institutions.

    6.  Explain the how gender stereotypes are reproduced and resisted through the process of socialization with attention to various agents of socialization including the family, peer groups, media, and schools.