2015-2016 Academic Catalog
WST 240 Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World (GT-SS3)
3 Credit hours 45 Contact hours
Surveys gender socialization and the roles, challenges, contributions, and images of women in the development of cultures. Through a study of arts, literature, music, politics, religion, philosophy, laws, and social standards, students are introduced to the history of ideas that have defined women’s place in societies. Examines goddesses, rituals, and ceremonies and how the image of the Feminine Divine changed from matriarchal cultures through establishment of patriarchal cultures, including European and non-European, from the ancient World through the Middle ages.
Course Note: This is a statewide guaranteed transfer course.