Gender and Religion

3 credits


Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Science

Students acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of gender in religious communities including the construction of women’s/men’s religious identities, their gender relations, societal roles and status. Themes may explore how the organizational structures of religion can be a vehicle of oppression and a place for justice and autonomy; may explore the representation and practices of specific religions; or may address the intersections of gender, class, race, geopolitics, and religion. May be repeated for credit (up to 6 credits) with a different semester theme.