SOAS University of London

Department of Religions and Philosophies

Gender and Christianity

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Term 1

For the MA Gender Studies and Religion and the MA Gender Studies, this course will complement the theoretical learning by allowing students to apply the theory to specific cases and situations in Christian communities around the world.

For the MA Study of Religions, and particularly for the MA Christianities of Asia and Africa, the course will add a specific gender perspective. (This will also contribute to the growing portfolio of gender courses that address specific religious traditions in SoR.)

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • Deepen students’ understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks within gender studies and the study of religion (complementing other courses).
  • Provide students with a critical understanding of ethnography as a methodological tool in studying gender and religion.
  • Encourage self-reflection in this process and as the basis for further study in the field.
  • Give students the opportunity to examine one in-depth case study of their own choice (on women, men and Christianity), to present this to the other students, and to write a long essay on it.
  • Enable students to critically evaluate a variety of books, journals and other sources of information relevant to the topics studied in the course.

Method of assessment

Coursework: one 6-7,000 word essay. Assessment: essay 75%, oral presentation 25%.


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