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SPCH 095 – Communicating Masculinities

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Section Description: This course considers the relationships between communication practices and gender roles, with particular focus on masculinity. Men are taught to act in particular ways to be a “real man,” and all too often, it is these constructions of masculinity that support cultures of violence and patriarchy. Additionally, this aspect of gender is rarely discussed. This course examines how masculinities are constructed as cultural phenomenon. The course will focus on examining cultural artifacts, language usage, and rhetorical strategies that support, and render invisible, contemporary struggles over masculinity. We will also explore alternative constructions of masculinity that offer potential for gender justice.

CRN: 96264

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 2/25

Days Time Location

Instructor(s): Justin Myles Morgan-Parmett

Meeting Dates: 29 Aug 2016 - 09 Dec 2016