12/26/2013 Jonathan Taylor

A landmark event: Male Studies has arrived (online courses available)

Back from the Christmas break, I am proud to announce a landmark moment in the history of men’s advocacy in academia. Thanks in large part to Dr. Miles Groth of Wagner College (as well as the notable Dr. Dennis Gouws, among others), the University of South Australia is now offering online courses in male studies. Here is an example of a few of the approved courses, their areas of focus, and their lecturers:

Male Health in Perspective

  • Biological, physiological, social, economic, cultural and other determinants of male health (Dr. Misan)
  • Statistics of male health and illness and service utilization (Dr. Misan)
  • National and international male health policy (Dr. Misan)

This is the same Dr. Groth who is the editor of New Male Studies, the founder of the website College and University Centers for Men, and who was sponsored by the Canadian Association for Equality to speak at the University of Toronto (remember all the crazy things that happened there?) on why we need men’s centers in higher education (see the video here).

Remember also that there are offerings of graduate fellowships for Male Studies. Click here for more.

In the words of a famous astronaut, this program is “one small step man, one giant leap for mankind.” It will be interesting to see how far it expands in the future. Here are some notable things to keep in mind:

  • This is a graduate program that offers certificates.
  • According to Dr. Gary Misan of the University of South Australia, “courses will be offered over 12 weeks and will be delivered fully on-line.”
  • Again according to Dr. Misan, “the cost is very competitive, just $900 per course or $1800 for the full professional certificate.”

  • Although there are several proposed certificates, the one currently available is “Professional Certificate in Male Health  and Male Health Promotion.”

Here are some notable links:

Please send word of this program to any and all who may be interested. If Male Studies is successful in Australia, it could spark similar programs across the western world. This is one thing we all definitely need to support.

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Comments (6)

  1. externalangst

    Kudos to the University of South Australia and all involved. Thanks for reporting on it Jonathon.

     
  2. capt.

    Great news. I would be excited to see an academics perspective on all the factors involved in anti-male biases in the court room.

     
  3. Mark

    Just heard a radio news broadcast that briefly mentioned it (trippleJ at 10:00), They had a soundbite from some feminist who whinged that “the fact that people question why we still need women’s studies is proof that we still need women’s studies” (paraphrasing).

     
    • That would be expected. She might as well have said that the reason why we need dogma is because people keep questioning dogma.

       

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