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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2009

WGS 393 • Black Women in National Politics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48070 M
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
EPS 1.130KA
James

Course Description

Students will study U.S. political history and electoral and grassroots campaigns from the 1960s to the present day. This seminar examines black women's electoral campaigns or those elected and/or appointed to national office from the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson to the administration of George W. Bush. Women studied include Fannie Lou Hamer, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, and Condoleeza Rice. Students will compile a portfolio/case study of their selected politician(s) and analyze her contributions to or critiques of U.S. domestic/foreign policies.

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