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Spring 2017-2018
* REL 360 / GSS 360 / AMS 369 (SA)   na, npdf

Women and American Religion

Judith Weisenfeld

This course explores the dynamics of religion, gender, and power in American religious history, with case studies of women in a variety of traditions. We consider how theologies, religious practices, and institutional structures shape gender systems; women's religious leadership; gender and religious constraint and dissent; race and women's religious experiences; and religion and sexuality. Each student's final digital history project (e.g. podcast, online museum exhibition, Wikipedia page, digital oral history, audio walking tour, digitized primary source) will contribute to a collaborative digital exhibition.

Sample reading list:
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, New Women of the Old Faith
Anthea D. Butler, Women in the Church of God in Christ
Karla Goldman, Beyond the Synagogue Gallery
Allan Greer, Mohawk Saint
R. Marie Griffith, God's Daughters
Haddad, Smith, and Moore, Muslim Women in America
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading per week, class participation, two short papers, oral presentation, final project and accompanying paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 10%
Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42329 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Jones Hall   305   Enrolled:6 Limit:15