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EHIS 240 Boys to Men: European Masculinities

3 s.h.

This course will analyse the roles of boys and men in European society, politics and war, as well as investigate representations of men and maleness in the European past. It aims at directing students' attention to gender history as a useful tool for approaching European history, sharpening their research, analytical and writing skills, and encouraging reflections on social and cultural aspects of early modern and modern Europe. Students will investigate developments in the domestic, societal, political and military roles of men as part of wider trends in European history, such as the growth of the European middle classes, changes to family and state structures, transformations in education, and the rise of European empires. There will also be sessions on developments in male manners and fashions, and on transformations in male sociability, friendship and sexuality. Offered Fall and Spring. (LA)

Cross-listed as: WMST 240.

Prerequisite: SoS or 3 s.h. 100-level HIST course.

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