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DR151W: GOD, SEXUALITIES AND IDENTITY (2022-2023)

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Course Overview

This course considers the questions of gender, sexuality and identity are discussed and considered in relation to religion or the concept of God. The course will be delivered by a range of lecturers who will offer historical, philosophical, ethical and theological reflection on questions of identity as they relate to sexuality, CIS and non-CIS identity, genders and non-binary identity and associated issues at the heart of today’s world.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Katie Cross

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 1

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

From the twentieth century onwards, there has been a rise of discourse associated with gender and sexuality. Such issues are bound historically with religious self-descriptions of anthropology across time. Simultaneously, religions have had to reflect upon changed cultural critiques of identity politics, including questions of gender and sexuality. This course will explore queer and feminist critical theory, gender history and sexual ethics as they are related to religion and philosophy. Questions which the course asks include: Is God a woman? How many genders are there? Is religion innately misogynist? How has feminist or queer theory been integrated into religious traditions? What theological accounts of anthropology are there? How does religion shape identity? What do we learn from female mystics? How have the traditions of Christianity dealt with gender, sexuality and queer identities?


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week s 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 27 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Students will have 24hrs to see the exam and then be able to take it over 90mins in a 48 hr period

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 43

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Grade sent to student – examination

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will evaluate religious accounts of gender, sexuality and identity
FactualUnderstandStudents will begin to understand the role of religion in shaping gender and sexual identities

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 35

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided electronically

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will analyse the concepts of gender, sexuality, religion and identity

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48,49 Feedback Weeks 50

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Electronical marking system

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandStudents will begin to understand the role of religion in shaping gender and sexual identities
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will analyse the concepts of gender, sexuality, religion and identity
ConceptualEvaluateStudents will evaluate religious accounts of gender, sexuality and identity

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