Women and Politics Minor

Requirements for Political Science Minors

A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors in eight different subfields of the discipline. Interested students should see a faculty adviser to plan a coherent program of study as a minor field.

Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science courses chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship POL SCI 3940 may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Minor in Women and Politics

POL SCI 15503
Select four of the following:12
Gender and the Law
The Politics of Gender in the United States
The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
Gender, Ethnicity and Public Policy (Comparative)
Women and Leadership World-Wide: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Special Readings (consent of instructor required)
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the major events, laws, and court findings regarding gender and politics.
  • Compare and contrast multiple social movements and policies.
  • Assess issues of inequity, formulate evidence-based recommendations that take into account areas of privilege and oppression and existing political and societal structures, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.