Courses & Programs

Psychology of Men [B]

COURSE CODE: PSY 225

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: PSY 110

An exploration of what it means to be a man and what society expects of males. Current theories of male psychology and masculinity from multicultural, biological, and psychosocial perspectives will be considered. Topics include: gender identity and gender roles; how boys learn to become men; absent fathers and father-hunger; competition, success and work; violence and aggression; sexuality and homophobia; patriarchy, privilege and power; relationships and intimacy; family roles and fatherhood; physical and mental health issues. The course is designed for both men and women who are interested in learning about men, as well as men's roles in the family, at work, and in society. Prerequisite: PSY 110