Men and Feminism

Inside Out

HON 394: Men and Feminism (3 credits)   Fall 2020, Session A, M/W, class time 5:30-8:30pm, travel 4:00-5:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm (approximately)

This course examines how the patriarchy oppresses men, cultivating a culture of violence, which ultimately harms everyone in society. We will explore the relationships between masculinity, violence and its cultures, gender, and how feminism can cure the social issues that arise from these interconnections. More specifically, we will investigate the role that media and other forms of cultural socialization play in the enforcement of patriarchy by means of documentaries and academic texts, taking an interdisciplinary approach, including women's studies, gender studies, sociology, psychology, and philosophy.

This course utilizes the Inside-Out (IO) Prison Exchange Program model. Lori Pompa of Tempe University founded the program in 1997, teaching the first class in the Philadelphia Prison System. IO is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. It originated as a means of bringing together campus-based college students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison, jail or other correctional setting. Since it began in 1997, Inside-Out has grown into an international network of more than 900 trained instructors from across the U.S. and several countries. Correctional and higher education institutions have partnered to create opportunities for more than 38,000 "inside" and "outside" students to move beyond the walls that separate them. Inside-Out generates social change through transformative education.



All but two classes will be held at the Maricopa Re-entry Center in north Phoenix. Transportation will be provided to via Lyft vouchers, carpooling from the Downtown campus and possibly the West campus (with sufficient enrollment). Students must be available from 4:00pm-9:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays during session A for class time and travel to and from the facility. All Barrett students who expect to complete 171 or 370 before the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply. Only 10 Barrett students will be admitted to the course via an application process.

Apply for this course online.

Applications are due March 30, 2020.

If chosen as a finalist, a brief interview will be required with Dr. Fedock during the first week and a half of April. 10-14 students will be selected from the resident population at the Maricopa Re-entry Center via a similar application and interview process.  All accepted Barrett students must undergo a background check and complete online volunteer training through the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry. 

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice also offers Inside-Out courses.

Want more honors credit?? 

Take HON 394: Men and Feminism Think Tank (1 credit)

During the Fall 2020 B session! Date and time TBD by student schedules, held on the downtown campus. In this course, students will work on completing their service-learning, community-based projects developed in the Men and Feminism course. 

AND/OR register for thesis credit during session the Fall 2020 B session! Projects developed in the course could be easily developed into a thesis project. 

Please direct any questions you may have to Dr. Rachel Fedock at

Course semester: 
Fall 2020
Dr. Rachel Fedock