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PRAC 640S

Theology and Theory of Gender and Sexuality, Spring 2014

Carolyn Davis

This course in theological anthropology offers an interdisciplinary look at several dominant themes in the scholarship of gender and sexuality.  Together, we will build a common vocabulary that will help us theologically reflect upon issues that persistently challenge individuals, congregations and communities.  The first half of the course will look especially at concepts of difference—embodied, gendered, and affectional, but also raced and classed.  Some weeks we will draw heavily from the well of theological literature, while in others our course materials will carry you into the worlds of philosophy, critical theory, and sociology.  The second half of the course makes a turn towards reflection and practical theology, asking how gender performance, violence, “good sex,” and non-normative sexualities shape notions of identity and life in community. Limit: 25.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.