Women in the Church

Course Number: 705

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Elective; Satisfies one semester of the Theology graduation requirement. This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Course Description:

Women have always played a vibrant, meaningful and active role in our Church. This course allows students to explore women’s contribution to the Church by first investigating the Old Testament Laws and culture that dictated the lives of Jewish women both in the ministry of Jesus Christ and the early Church. Other topics include a study the traditions of the early Church “house churches,” the history and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Vatican II history and reform, and an examination of the most current discussion of women in the diaconate that is taking place today. Throughout the course, students will explore both the spirituality and leadership role of women of the Catholic faith, as well as other faith traditions, in an attempt to make connections between the women who have come before us and a student’s own self-esteem, personal spiritual growth and opportunities to serve in her Church today. 

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Textbook will be provided in class.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Completion of:
Scripture I & Scripture II