Master of Divinity
Feminist and Womanist Studies Specialization
This specialization provides the theological and ethical frameworks for social change from women’s socioeconomic locations and perspectives. Studies will put emphasis on particularity and diversity.
To meet the requirement for this specialization, students will complete courses from the list below – through which they will study women’s roles, social locations and voices – and complete an integrative paper.
12 credit hours from the following list of courses and an integrative paper or project.
CE-640: Ethics of Sex
CE-645: Feminist and Womanist Ethics
CE-720C: Contemporary Moral Issues: Human Trafficking
CH-642: Christianity and Social Issues in the U.S.A.
CH-736: Julian of Norwich
CT-659: Gender, Sin and Addiction
CT-731: Gender and Theology
HB-650: Women in the Biblical World
HB-726: Interpreting Ruth and Esther
HB-745: Women in Judges
HB-781: Gender, Race, and Ecology in the Hebrew Bible
LS/CE-735: Women and the Ethics of Leadership
NT/SR-630: Gender in Ancient Religion
NT-650: Reading Early Christian Fiction
PC-721: Gender, Culture and Pastoral Counseling
WO-710: Worship and Gender
A note about dual degrees and specializations: There are some limitations to overlapping requirements between M.Div. specializations and dual degree requirements. For example, in the dual M.Div./MAPT degree, students cannot use the M.Div. required Spirituality course in a MAPT specialization as well.
Also, dual degree students cannot combine certain specializations because of the overlap. For example, in the M.Div. program a student may have a Spirituality specialization, but if that student is also seeking a MAPT degree, the student may not specialize in Spiritual Formation and Small Group Ministry. Please contact the registrar for more details.