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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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POLS 312 - Women in American Politics

4.00 credit hours
If women have now surpassed men in both number of total Americans as well as percent of the electorate that votes, why do women comprise such a small portion of all of those who hold political power? The position of women in the American political system has evolved over time from being left out of the Constitution, to the suffrage movement, to the equal rights movement, the Lily Ledbetter Act, to Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the presidency. Nonetheless, there are structural components of the American society and political system that have created disequilibrium between men and women. We examine the institutional, psychological, economic, and sociocultural causes and effects of such disequilibrium.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.
iCon(s): Challenging Inequity.

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