WOMENSTD 153 - Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Men's Health
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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This course will explore the subject of men’s health and perceptions of masculinity using an interdisciplinary approach. As is usual in gender studies classes, we intend to cover not only gender differences in health care, but also differences and disparities related to race, ethnicity, and social class. The course will include areas of emphasis such as hypertension and vascular disease, cancer, diabetes, as well as other issues, such as mental health, unintentional injury, disability, substance abuse, sports injuries, and impotence. These subjects will be explored with a focus on historical cases and epidemiological differences between groups.

Course Goals:

  • To learn fundamental issues in men’s health.
  • To understand how perceptions of masculinity influence a man’s interaction with the health care system.
  • To develop critical thinking skills about research on aspects of men’s health.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to apply their knowledge in both informal and formal settings. Health advocacy activities may include an increased personal awareness, an interest in health communication and education, and/or future formal training in fields such as medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.

WOMENSTD 153 - Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women and Gender
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001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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