Apr 21, 2024  
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog
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REL 345 - Fierce Goddesses of India


An analysis of South Asian goddess traditions, with an emphasis on the frequently misunderstood ‘fierce’ goddesses. Students will engage with these traditions through historical sketches, analysis of art, scriptures, and devotional poetry, and ethnographic studies of contemporary goddess worship. The course is grounded with readings and lectures on feminism and the historical biases which have undercut study and representation of goddess traditions.

Prerequisites & Notes: Junior or senior status; or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: ACGM



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