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Susan Myers

Associate Professor, Theology, and Program Director, Women's Studies
Office
JRC 123
Phone
(651) 962-5321
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5321

Dr. Susan Myers teaches in the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas. Her research has focused on areas of early Christianity that have been lost to history, including areas that celebrated feminine images if the divine.  She is currently investigating the connections between gender and violence in Biblical and early Christian texts.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 16 Christian Theo Tradition - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201
CRN: 40484 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 431 - L01 Women in the Early Church M T W R - - - 0900 - 1200 MCH 106
CRN: 10160 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroines and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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WMST 205 - L01 Found in Women's Studies - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 MCH 118
CRN: 10291 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers This multi-disciplinary course is designed to raise awareness of women's status and women's diversity; to critically examine disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work that women do now; to expand perspectives; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning. Available each semester on at least one consortial campus, usually offered at UST Spring semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 431 - L01 Women in the Early Church - - W - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC 201
CRN: 21664 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroines and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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WMST 205 - L01 Found in Women's Studies M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MHC 201
CRN: 20324 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Susan E. Myers This multi-disciplinary course is designed to raise awareness of women's status and women's diversity; to critically examine disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work that women do now; to expand perspectives; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning. Available each semester on at least one consortial campus, usually offered at UST Spring semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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