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POL 229H - Honors Women and Politics Around the World

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

The course explores the relationship between women and politics in different countries of the world.  Women’s political  status and participation will be examined within the cultural, social and economic context in which they live and operate.  Women’s roles as citizens, voters, activists, freedom fighters, election candidates, leaders and development workers are particularly emphasized.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the relationship between gender and politics in different countries of the world.
  2. Compare and contrast the status of women world over, while examining their cultural, religious, social and economic context.
  3. Identify movements concerning women’s suffrage and women’s rights.
  4. Analyze women’s participation in the electoral processes of different electoral systems and their representation in national legislatures & executives.
Listed Topics
  1. History of Women’s Suffrage.
  2. Women’s Representation in Politics.
  3. Cultural Context & Explanation
  4. Social and Economic Conditions of Women
  5. Democracy and Electoral Systems.
  6. International Women’s Movements
Reference Materials
Textbook: Current recognized texts, handouts, video’s, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 02/28/2017

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