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Women in American Politics


This seminar explores the role of gender in American politics, specifically how gender affects the political activities of American residents, political candidates, and elected officeholders. Students analyze differences in men's and women's political participation, party affiliations, political attitudes, and campaign strategies and styles. Students also investigate why women remain substantially underrepresented in positions of political power and consider the implications of gender inequality in political officeholding.

Counts toward the major in Political Science.
Satisfies a requirement in the Society and Politics track of the Gender and Sexuality Studies major and minor.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.