EDUC 290

Making Men: Schools and Masculinities

Schools teach students much more than academics. Schools also teach right from wrong, and they send messages about who students are and who they can be. This course examines the nature of schooling and the socializing power of schools, using masculinity as its lens. Through readings, writing, discussion, and time spent in schools, students examine the hidden and official curriculum schools use to teach about gender and what it means to be a man. Successful completion of this course requires a commitment to spend regular time in schools, participating in the formal curriculum and observing the hidden curriculum.