Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Courses of Instruction



Connections 20078. Family, Sex and Religion

This connection explores the history of gender and sexuality in the U.S.  REL 142/WGS 142, Religion and Sexuality, utilizes early Christian and Jewish texts to consider notions of female purity and reproduction while SOC 235, Families in Transition, employs a socio-historical approach to consider the control of female sexuality. Other common themes considered from the two disciplinary perspectives are contemporary courtship practices and the campus culture regarding sexuality.  The Religion course studies the relationship between college students’ faith and their sexual practices while the Sociology courses focuses on the construction of sexual norms.


REL 142 Religion and Sexuality
or WGS 142 Religion and Sexuality
SOC 235 Families in Transition
or WGS 239 Families in Transition
or SOC 290 Sociology of Sexualities
or WGS 291 Sociology of Sexualities