Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2316H1F L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL450H1F L0101

Women and Politics


This course has two main purposes: first, to examine critically the dynamics of women's experiences in conflict, post-conflict and migration situations; and second, to evaluate women's contributions to decision-making in these fields. By assessing Canadian, comparative and international relations research, it aims to illuminate not only the significance of gender in each situation, but also the effects of shifts in elite office-holders and parties on policy decisions in Canada and elsewhere, and the relevance of organized feminism and national/trans-national feminist activism to decision-making.

Format and Requirements

No tests or exams. Emphasis is placed on extensive reading, weekly seminar participation and well-developed research, writing and seminar presentation skills. Final mark is based on multiple seminar presentations, attendance, participation and course papers.


At least one course in both political behaviour and women’s studies.