Women in World Religions
Advanced Common Curriculum: Religious Studies
RAC: Diversity; Premodern
This course is the historical and cultural study of women in the world’s religions: It seeks to understand the ways religious beliefs and women’s roles in society are interrelated and affect one another. It examines women’s roles, experiences, and contributions in religions, as well as the ways women are depicted in scriptures, myths, and theologies. Theories of the factors supporting women’s subordination, as well as the factors promoting women’s equality in religions are examined.
Prerequisite: RELS T122 or RELS T124 or RELS H295
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