MASC. Initiatives currently offers two undergraduate courses:
Masculinity, Power, and Education - HED 331 - Now Enrolling
Fall 2019, Tues. & Thurs. 2pm - 3:15pm
Earn up to $500.00 for community work!
This course provides a broad‐based introduction to masculinity, its social constructions, and how it intersects with race, class, sexual orientation, and other identities. Moreover, the course will cover a range of topics related to access and retention in higher education for young men from various identity backgrounds.
Project SOAR HED 350 Section 004 (My Brother's Keeper)
Fall 2018 Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00pm- 4:15pm
Project SOAR is a service-learning course that places undergraduate mentors at under-resourced middle schools in Tucson. In an effort to increase middle school students’ levels of academic achievement, mentors address topics like self-esteem, career exploration, and the college search process. In class, mentors explore cultural, social and environmental factors affecting middle schoolers’ academic achievement and pathways to higher education.
The My Brother’s Keeper section of Project Soar (HED 350 Section 4) will have an emphasis on the growing concern regarding the postsecondary destinations of young males from minority and low-income backgrounds. In the state of Arizona, only 39 percent of men (as compared to 53 percent of women) complete the courses recommended for admission to the state’s public universities. Come be a part of the solution by learning more about the issue and by mentoring local middle school males.