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Women and Politics

POLI - 268

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course examines the role of women in domestic and international politics from both a historical and current perspective. The evolution of women's political participation will be traced through various social movements and events. The women's suffrage and women's rights movements within the United States will be analyzed and compared to other movements throughout the world. The course will highlight the accomplishments of significant women in politics within diverse political systems. Attention will also be placed on factors such as religion, ethnicity, and culture in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of gender gaps that exist globally.