From Protest to Policy: Gender in Political Process

Claire McKinney, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies and Government

  • GSWS and GOVT
  • *TBD COLL 200/300
  • In-person class dates: June 4, 5, 6, 7 (5:00-8:00pm)
  • Alumni networking reception: June 8

 How does gender make a difference in politics? Do women and men legislate differently? What issues become political when women decide to act? This hybrid course will explore the role of gender difference in political action and outcome by examining social movements, interest groups, and the three branches of government. Students will be encouraged to explore their specific political interests through a gendered lens. By examining how political change and process is and is not influenced by gender, the course will add depth to our understanding of the explicit inclusion of gender in the public sphere.

*Proposed course is tentative pending approval and/or confirmation by W&M EPC.