Women have taken an active role in war as political leaders, supporters of the home front, in military support roles, and more recently as direct combatants. Women also have been victimized during war and displaced from their homes and families by aggressive military and domestic elements. This course will examine the changing role of women in the military and how women have been affected by aggression and war.
Students, especially those who have not been in the military, need to have a basic understanding of the male dominated culture and the many of the obstaciles that female military members experience as well as some of their notable achievements.
Women have significantly impacted war efforts and have been impacted themselves, personally and professionally.
Women have served in significant narratives of the Bible, including Rebekah, Rachael, Miriam, Rahab, Dinah, Ruth, Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary and Martha, Lydia, and Priscilla.These women accomplished great feats of faith and were leaders in a time where men dominated. LIkewise, the study of women in war is long and distinguished, in a culture of male dominance.
To minister to females who have either participated or been impacted by war, it is helpful to have an understanding of the history, context, and dynamics.
The study of women and war is a subset of the general study of women and culture. Those reaching out to them and their families will be helped by an examination of Biblical principles.
Women of all cultures have been impacted by war.
This study is concerned with a significant minority of those in the military and those impacted by war.
Students will locate and interview females who have served in the military.