PSCI 306
Black Women in National Politics, 1964-present
Last Offered n/a
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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Students will study U.S. political history and electoral and grassroots campaigns from the perspectives of black women activists and politicians. This seminar examines the roles of black women elected and/or appointed to national office from the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson to the administration of Barack Obama. Women studied include civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer; Congresswomen Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee; Senator Carole Moseley Braun; former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and current UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Students will compile a portfolio/case study of a public servant and analyze her impact on U.S. domestic/foreign policies.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 8
Class#: 0
Requirements/Evaluation: one individual final research paper; portfolio and presentation; class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: advanced students
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
WGST Racial, Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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