From Protest to Policy: Gender in Political Process

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

  • Syllabus
  • GOVT 391-02
  • GSWS 390-01
  • Qualifies as a Public Policy elective
  • COLL 300
  • In-person class dates: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • In-person class times: 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Alumni networking reception: June 6 - 6:30pm-8:00pm

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.