Catherine of Siena College online short courses re-launched at Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is launching two Catherine of Siena College online short courses after becoming the academic home of the College.

Posted: 15 January 2016

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From left to right: Dr Susanna Snyder and Professor Tina Beattie.

Taught exclusively online, students can work through the course materials at their own pace. Discussion boards and scheduled live discussion times will provide important opportunities for conversation with other students and course tutors, who will include Dr Susanna Snyder from the Department of Humanities. Online courses will focus on topics including gender studies, justice, religion, and theology.

The first of the online courses to launch are:

Women and the Catholic Church

This course is based on the book Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table and will explore themes such as sexuality, poverty, motherhood and contraception.

Migration Matters

This short, course facilitated by Dr Snyder, will explore migrant stories, particularly those of women, key types and causes of migration and policy approaches, and analyse pertinent biblical narratives and theological themes.

The courses will be launched on Wednesday 20 January to coincide with the UK book launch of Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table. The book is an anthology of Catholic women’s writings with 44 contributors including well-known women theologians, new theological voices and women telling their personal stories of faith and struggle.

Catherine of Siena College was established in 2007 by a group of English and American scholars who were concerned about the marginalisation and oppression of women across the world. The University of Roehampton became the academic home of the College in December 2015 after they looked for a higher education institute that shared a similar ethos to their own: a college community, commitment to social justice and to the education of women. Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton is the new Director of the Catherine of Siena College and Dr Susanna Snyder is Assistant Director.

Courses can be booked through Roehampton’s online store.

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