Religion, Sexuality and Gender

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Religion, Sexuality and Gender

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of REL1002F or REL1006S; or completion of any cognate first-year course in the Humanities Faculty;
    or by permission of the Head of Department.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores ideologies of gender and sexuality in the history of religious traditions, with particular attention to the role of women in religion. Connections between sexuality, embodiment and spirituality will be addressed through case studies in African, Abrahamic and Asian religions.

    DP requirements: 80% attendance at lectures and tutorials in all sections of the course. Submission
    of all work by due dates, and attainment of an average mark of at least 50% for ll assignments.

    Assessment: Coursework counts 70%; one two-hour examination counts 30%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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