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RELI 4040  RELIGION AND HOMOSEXUALITY (3 credits)

A study of homoeroticism in (1) ancient Near Eastern and classical Mediterranean traditions, and in (2) traditions from one or more non-Western cultural regions. The course will include cross-cultural study of religious understandings of homosexuality in modern cultures, with attention to the relation between sexuality and spirituality and to issues of gender identity. (Cross-listed with WGST 4040).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing, six hours in religion and/or women's studies, or permission of instructor.