2023-2024 Catalog

REL 225 Sex, Gender, and Religion

How have religions helped shape attitudes about traditional gender roles? This course explores ideas about gender and sexuality in the world's major religions. Topics include ideas about gender from texts and oral traditions, ideas regarding gender and spiritual capability, and the connection between religious notions of gender and larger social, political, and economic issues. The course also examines various feminist critiques of religion and reform movements within religious traditions. [GM1, H]