Starting in the Fall 2019 semester, one university is going to offer a class called “Angry White Male Studies.” During the course, students will “chart the rise of the ‘angry white male’ in America and Britain since the 1950s,” and earn three credit hours after they successfully complete the humanities class.
The course, according to a report by the New York Post, is being made available at the University of Kansas. Students who sign up with have a chance to explore the “deeper sources” of white-male anger as well as review and evaluate “recent manifestations of male anger.”
Those who attend the class are also going to studying how “both dominant and subordinate” forms of masculinity are present in today’s culture as well as the impact of “right-based movements of women, people of color, homosexuals and trans individuals.”
Along with being classified as a humanities course, “Angry White Male Studies” is listed under the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality department curriculum at the Lawrence, Kansas-based school.
Students interested in the course do have to complete one prerequisite class: “Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexual Studies.” Without that prerequisite, the student would need permission from the instructor to enroll in the course.
The instructor listed for the class’ debut is Christopher Forth, the Dean’s Professor of Humanities and Professor of History.
It is not clear how many students intend to take the class at this time.
The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality prerequisite course concentrates on the examination of “the extensive role of gender in human life and examines the ways that gender structures power relations among individuals and within economic, political, educational and other social structures, with special attention paid to women’s issues and movements in the United States and globally.”