AP/POLS 3455 3.00
Topics in Women and Politics
CROSSLISTED COURSES: AS SOSC 3175 & AS/AK/GL WMST 3517
This course will build on its prerequisite. It examines contemporary feminist debates and dilemmas that relate to the diverse dimensions of women and politics. The main focus will be on Canada, although there will be some consideration of other countries and the implications of contemporary international and global concerns. We will explore feminist theories and practices vis-à-vis politics and power relations which take place in and outside traditional political institutions. As a result, we not only will consider women's experiences with the state, political parties, and with various public policies and legal/ constitutional issues, but we also will study the contributions of women's movements and weigh their strategic political choices. Throughout, we will analyze and assess the political implications of women's multiple, intersecting and changing identities.