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HSPS 345 Global Perspectives on Women, Power and Politics

Prerequisite: One of the following: HIST 262, HIST 263, PSCI 202, PSCI 210, PSCI 215, or permission of the instructor. (Course is offered as needed/4 credits)

An interdisciplinary, global perspective on women, power and politics. The course will focus on the different ways in which gender structures women’s political experiences and how race, class and ethnicity intersect with gender in shaping political consciousness and action. Readings will emphasize women’s power within established formal government structures as well as the informal exercise of power through religion, family and society. Their leadership in grassroots movements and contributions to nation building will be highlighted.