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An examination of the gendered elements within the sacred texts, rituals and practices of the world's major religions, with an emphasis on monotheistic traditions. We will analyse religious claims about the nature of woman and man and about the divine and the sacred, seeking to discern the gendered dimensions of those claims, and seeking to understand how those claims influence religious authority and relations between men and women within specific religious traditions. We will also explore the influence of religious assumptions concerning gender and sex on contemporary Australian society.

Summary 2020

Unit name Religion and Gender
Unit code HAF228
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Dr. Lucy Tatman, Coordinator

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar, weekly; 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)


3000 words internal assessment (60%); 2-hour examination (40%)

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