Contemporary Jewish Societies and Cultures, incl. Israel Studies

Gender, Sexuality, and Judaism

CAS JS 377 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS RN 337

TR 12:30-1:45 PM

Prereq: First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 100 or WR 120)

Explores the role of gender and sexuality in Judaism and Jewish experience, historically and in the present. Subjects include constructions of masculinity and femininity, attitudes toward (and uses of) the body and sexuality, gendered nature of religious practice and authority. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course, Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy.

Instructor: Professor Deeana Klepper