This course investigates how scholars and filmmakers have depicted the idea of “masculinity” in America and what their depictions mean for contemporary men. It will explore historical, social, and psychological models for masculinity and use those models to interpret popular and literary texts. Students analyzed and discussed aspects of masculinity in films and texts.
I enjoyed this class because I learned about something I was not familiar with (because I’m a girl haha) and it made me look at things differently. Attached is a PowerPoint that I did on toxic masculinity present in the movie Fight Club.