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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GSFS 264 - Abortion and Religion

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

This course provides an overview of how abortion is addressed religiously in a global context. We will study current debates between prolife and prochoice representatives from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions on issues such as women?s rights, fetal personhood, and biblical teachings about human life. We will examine abortion controversies worldwide, including: anti-abortion clinic violence, one-child forced abortion laws, and incarceration for women in countries where abortion is illegal. We will also study religious practices developed for and/or by women who have had abortions, such as Buddhist mizuko kujo or Jewish mikvah rituals.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: M. Kamitsuka

Cross List Information: Cross-listed with RELG 264

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