PSCI 226
Black Women in National Politics, 1964-present
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division II
Cross-listed INTR 226 / PSCI 226 / WGST 226
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

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#: 3813
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: one individual final research paper; portfolio and presentation; class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: advanced students
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
INTR 226 Division II PSCI 226 Division II WGST 226 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
WGST Racial, Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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