This course introduces critical studies of normative and transgressive practices of masculinity. The course considers how ideals of masculinity come to be accepted or resisted by individuals and institutions in popular culture, the home, education, workplaces, war and politics, health, sports and intimate relations. It also explores diverse experiences of masculinity through social relations of power such as sex, sexuality, race, class, ability, age, and citizenship. Pre-requisite: 18 credits of university courses or permission of the instructor. (lec 2 sem 1) 3 credits. Students cannot retain credit for both WGSX 2506 and WOMN 2506.