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M.A. Concentration in Women’s Studies: Religion, Theology, Ministry
Updated 4/17/13 - changes are effective immediately

Requirements of the Concentration

The following requirements enable students to reach the educational outcomes of the Women's Studies: Religion, Theology, Ministry concentration:

  • Foundational course: TR408 Introduction to Feminist Theologies
  • Three elective courses in Women's Studies and Religion. Elective courses may be selected from those approved for this concentration, or students may ask a faculty member to include a track in another course that would explicitly address one or more of the concentration educational outcomes. Faculty have discretion to decide that tracking is not appropriate for a given course. If the faculty member agrees, some course readings and/or assignments would be tailored to allow the course to meet a concentration elective requirement. This would be noted on the registration form. Please see the registration bulletin for courses approved for the Women's Studies: Religion, Theology, Ministry concentration.
  • Thesis focus on a topic in the area of Women's Studies and Religion.

Educational Outcomes of the Concentration

In addition to achieving the basic outcomes of the M.A. degree, a graduate of the Women’s Studies: Religion, Theology, Ministry concentration will:

  • have a broad, basic acquaintance with the experiences of women in the history of Christianity and how women have shaped, and been shaped by, the Christian tradition(s) and contemporary religious practice;
  • have a broad, basic acquaintance with the multiple ways that women are participating in, and shaping, contemporary theological reflection; and
  • be able to carry out an in-depth study of some aspect of women’s experience, practice and/or theological reflection within historic or contemporary religious communities.


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