Religious Studies | Women and Religion in America
R322 | 25862 | Brown, C.


Are women particularly religious?  Do womenís religious experiences
differ from menís and, if so, how and why?  Does religious
participation result in womenís empowerment or subordination?  This
course explores womenís involvement in a variety of American
religious institutions and practices.  Assignments and classroom
activities incorporate a wide range of cultural artifacts, including
fiction, autobiography, poetry, ethnography, art, music, television,
and film.
The course will develop skills in critical thinking, written and
oral communication, and analysis of primary and secondary
documents.
Evaluation will be based on participation in classroom activities,
two short papers, and midterm and final examinations.