This course seeks to answer one question: What is the sexuality of American religion? Through a series of case studies and theoretical ruminations, we will explore the relationship between ideas about sex and ideas about religion, as well as sexual practices and religious practices. The purpose of this course is to prepare you not only for upper-level work on the subjects of sexuality, religion, or American culture, but also to encourage a revamping of presumptive norms as well as an abiding suspicion of pat dichotomies.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Intro, Undergraduate Course Class Type
2009 Date Published
Religious Studies, American Studies, History Discipline
General Comparative Traditions, New Religious Movements, Other Christianities Religous Tradition
Family/Children/Reproduction, Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Health/Death Topics