S103 25352 Gender, Religion, and History: Images of Women in Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Zoroastrian Cultures (Choksy) (CEUS) (A & H) (3 cr.)

This course is intended to teach students to be attuned to the origin, development, and importance of gender differences in society and religion; to analyze critically how perceived dichotomies between feminine and masculine have influenced the opinions, actions, and lives of individuals and thereby shaped cultural attitudes over time; and finally, to examine how ecclesiastic institutions have shaped social behavior in the past. This is accomplished through an historical and comparative examination of female images that circumscribed the roles of women, in distinction to those of men, in the history of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Zoroastrian communities. Reading list available in the Central Eurasian Studies office.