POLS 109

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Women and Politics

 

Description:

Women and Politics examines the social movement strategies and theories of gender and power employed by differently situated women. Students will learn to think critically about the relationship between sex and gender and to think about the intersections of race, class, gender, and nation. The course takes an historical and intersectional approach to women’s histories and feminist movements in order to explore how women have organized against militarism and colonialism, domestic and sexual violence, and racism in social policy. Through a focus on the status of women in society, this course seeks to introduce political science and women’s studies students to feminist jurisprudence, intersectionality, and the political economy of gender and civic participation.

Prerequisites:

Upper division standing or instructor consent

Units:

3

Grading:

Normal Grading Rules