Essay 1: Feminist Issue in Christianity

Each student should compose an essay that analyzes a feminist issue within Christianity. Topics will need to be approved by the instructor, but the Feminist Theology & Christian Theology text is the jumping off point.


Essay 2: Feminist Issue in Judaism or Islam

Each student should compose an essay that analyzes a feminist issue within Judaism or Islam. Topics will need to be approved by the instructor, but the After Patriarchy text is the jumping off point.


Essay 3: Feminist Issue in an Eastern Tradition

Each student should compose an essay that analyzes a feminist issue within Judaism or Islam. Topics will need to be approved by the instructor, but the After Patriarchy text is the jumping off point.


Presentation: Communities

So that students may learn from each other’s ideas, at the end of the semester, each student will research a specific community of women or LGBT+ individuals within a particular religious tradition and prepare to present this information to their classmates. More information about eligible topics will be available in D2L.

Students should plan to speak for approximately 10 minutes. Additional information about this assignment can be found on D2L.

  • For face-to-face sessions/sections: 

    • All students should be prepared to present at the beginning of the scheduled presentation times. The instructor will determine the order of presentations from there.
    • Students should speak from prepared notes, and Power Point presentations are optional.
  • For online sessions/sections:

    • Students will post videos of their presentations to the relevant discussion forum.
    • Each student’s video may be a recording of the student (speaking from notes) or a screen recording of the student speaking through a power point presentation (the student should not simply read the power point however).
    • The recorded presentations will function like discussion leadership (so everyone is a discussion leader), and everyone should also respond to other people's presentations with the usual 2 participation posts.
 
 

Extra Credit Opportunities

Opportunity #1: By 11:59pm on the day of Session 1, you can post a video introducing yourself to your classmates in the "It's lovely to meet you..." discussion forum. This video is worth up to 10 bonus points.

Opportunity #2: You may attend a university sponsored academic event (or an appropriate off campus event with instructor's permission) and write a 300 word response to it. This response should include: 1) a very brief summary of the event, 2) a reflection on what you learned (bonus knowledge!), and 3) some thoughts on how the event connects to a reading or theme from our course. This essay should be submitted to the appropriate D2L Dropbox by the Friday before finals week, and it is worth up to 30 bonus points.

 

Updated 2/28/2018