790-335 - Women and American Politics Instructor Anna M...

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1 Women and American Politics Instructor Anna M. Mitchell Spring 2009 790:335: 01 988:336:01 Eagleton Drawing Room, W 3:55 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Office Hours: Tues. 2:00 p.m., and by appointment Office: Hickman Hall, 4 th Floor, Room 404 Email: [email protected] This is a course in Women and American politics. A range of topics will be discussed which should inform you of the role of women in American politics from the Founding to the present including women’s participation as citizens, voters, activists, and elites. Further, we will explore the suffrage movement and the modern women’s movement; women’s activities within the political parties; and the experiences of women candidates and officeholders. We will also place ourselves within the current American political system in an attempt to understand how these systems affect each of us personally in our own lives. Differences in experience of these aspects of the political will be considered for how they affect women with intersecting identities as no one is without them. Required Texts: Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics Susan J Carroll; Richard Logan Fox; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006 at the Douglass Bookstore Reserve readings: These can be found by accessing the course sakai website. Course Requirements: Participation will be a large part of this course. You will be expected to participate in class discussion, demonstrating strong knowledge of the assigned readings. There will be one midterm exam and one final exam. The structure of these examinations will be discussed at least one week prior to the set exam date. Additionally, there will be two written assignments. Specific instructions for those papers will be disclosed 2 weeks before the papers are due. This is a reading intensive course. Reading comprehension quizzes are possible if necessary to encourage close attention to assignments. Attendance is required. Students who must miss an examination because of illness, religious observance, or mandatory participation in a University-sponsored academic or athletic event must submit a written explanation signed by the Dean before they are eligible for a make-up exam. Unexcused absences (those not approved by both the Dean and myself) will result in a failing grade for the missed examination. Through the Eagleton Institute of Politics, this course is in conjunction with a speaker series. On seven
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