This course examines males' diverse experiences as boys/men and public discourses about masculinities in different regions of the world. The aim is to expose students to the social and personal meanings, and shifts in meanings of ?masculinities? and delve into how gendered social order influences men's actions and the way they perceive themselves, other men, women, and social situations. We will use an intersectionality perspective to explore variations in male experience by social class, race/ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Hence men are not an unmarked category, neither are they representative of the universal against which all other forms of gendered lives can be compared.