REL 213
Ancient Christianity on Gender and Sexuality: Legacies and Prospects Fall 2017
Division II
Cross-listed REL 213 / WGSS 216
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This course will examine a set of case studies from ancient Christianity and contemporary literature that address topics in gender and sexuality, such as the masculinity of Jesus; portraits of Mary Magdalene as leader and prostitute; desire, marriage, and celibacy; gender and violence in martyr narratives; the sex/gender of God; and sexual slander of heretics and Jews. We will consider social and theological intersections with feminist, masculinity, and trans* studies.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 16
Expected: 10
Class#: 1320
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: regular class attendance, active participation in discussions, careful reading of all assigned materials, three 5- to 7-page papers (c. 2000-2300 words)
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
REL 213 Division II WGSS 216 Division II

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