Political Science | Women and Politics
Y324 | 26406 | McDougall


The purpose of this course is to analyze the roles,
responsibilities, and expectations of women in political and
leadership positions.

Current issues and trends will be examined from historical,
sociological, political, and ethical perspectives. Why does women in
politics matter? Do women have an identifiably different way of
leading? What structural/institutional/cultural obstacles do women
face?  How have women confronted/challenged/altered these obstacles?
How are how issues relating to women and politics similar and/or
different across cultures? Analysis and synthesis will be used to
apply information from a variety of resources to issues facing women
who hold or seek political roles.