Gender and Politics

People and Society

Gender and Politics
Gender and Politics


  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    People and Society
  • Responsible Academic Unit
    Women's & Gender Studies
    Contact Info
  • Recommended for
    Recommended students: All are welcome.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories


The cognate explores the gendered nature of political life, and its influence on individuals, families and society. The courses break down dichotomies of public versus private spheres and formal versus informal politics, and examine the effects of sex and gender on a broad range of political activities. An introductory course provides a broad and systematic overview, while additional courses delve into specific issues, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights; reproductive rights; family policies; work and employment in the global economy; and the intersection of gender, race and class more deeply.

Option Groups

Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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