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Sexuality, Intimacy and God

This course explores the meaning and significance of sexuality and sex for human fulfillment. It examines the ethics of intimate and sexual relationships in light of Christian theological and scriptural traditions as well as reason (including social and scientific sources) and contemporary human experience. Specific topics under examination include the “hookup culture” on contemporary college campuses, the social construction of gender and sexual expression, unmarried sexuality, same-sex relations, contraception, abortion, and sexual violence. Students engage with various theological, philosophical, natural and social science sources, including imagery in the popular media, traditional Roman Catholic teaching, “revisionist” theological perspectives, and feminist insights regarding the body, sex and human relationships more generally.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0