This elective course will examine biblical, ethical, theological, feminist, and other views of human sexuality in relation to key issues/topics as gender construction, procreation, marriage, courtship rituals, rites of passage, and sexual orientation. The course also aims to deepen pastoral awareness in dealing with these key issues.
By the end of the term, seminarians are expected to
1. Have gained a broader perspective and understanding of the identified issues/topics of human sexuality.
2. Have recorded/shared their insights and discoveries in their journals/logs/blogs.
3. Have submitted a group advocacy project on a selected issue/topic.
1. The Bible, preferably the New Revised Standard Version or Tagalog 1905
2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s The Woman’s Bible (available for download at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9880
3. Kinsey Reports at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_Reports
4. Riane Eisler at http://www.rianeeisler.com/books.htm
5. Tapia-Raquel and Velunta eds., Babaylan: Feminist Articulations and Expressions
6. Feature Films: Bata, Bata, Paano ka Ginawa?, The Sin of Father Amaro, Brokeback Mountain, etc.
1. Use of inclusive language, 10%
2. Attendance and class participation, 10%
3. Individual Journals, 40% (Faith Encounters)—notebook, blog, and/or email
4. Group Activities, 40%
5. Master of Theology Students will have additional requirements