Queer Studies: Multireligious Perspective

Session: Spring
Type: Asynchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2020 - 2021
Approval Required: No

In an increasingly changing and globalized world, the intersection of religious and queer studies is vital for understanding the construction of identities. This online course is designed to introduce you to the place given to gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, the sexual division of labor, gender role expectations, race, and ethnicity within world religions’ theo(ideo)/logical discourses. Drawing from an interdisciplinary approach you will develop a self-critical perspective on the way that sacred texts and dogmatic corpus influence the lives and spiritual practices of queer individuals and communities. Together we will explore the mutual constitution of queerness and subjectivity of religious experiences and their social and political implications towards the deconstruction of stereotypes, power dynamics, and marginalization.

Thresholds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and MFCs: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Maximum enrollment: 20