Fall/Winter Timetable

POL450H1F L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2316H1F L0101

Women and Politics


This course has two main purposes: first, to examine critically women's track records as foreign policy decision-makers; and second, to evaluate links between women elites and gender-based activism in global politics. By assessing comparative and international relations research, it aims to illuminate not only the significance of gender to the use of force and patterns of international assistance, but also the relevance of organized feminism 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.


POL315H1 or POL315Y1 or POL344H1 or POL344Y1 or JPP343H1 or JPP343Y1

POL450Y1 or POL368H5