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POL 296Q Topic: Gender and Politics

Prerequisite: Fulfills 3 credits towards Women's and Gender Studies Major/Minor.

Course Description: In this course we will critically examine women in formal decision-making roles; the politics of violence against men, women, and children; the interaction of gender with other social constructs such as race, class, sexuality, and nationalism; and the relevance of feminist political philosophies and feminist critiques of mainstream political theory. Case studies will focus on human rights and the law, masculinity and the state/national, and globalization.


3 credits