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Requirements for the Gender and Politics Track

The Gender and Politics Track requires 30 hours of coursework, including the following:

Core courses - 6 hours

  • POLS 5760 Feminist theory
  • POLS 5770 Feminist epistemology

Research methods - 6 hours

  • POLS 5010 Cultural Methods: Gender, Politics, and Power
  • POLS 5020 Advanced Topics in Research Methods

Other required courses in gender or race - 12 hours. Choose from:

  • POLS 5130 American Race Relations
  • POLS 5150 Gender and American Politics
  • POLS 5580 Gender and Islam
  • POLS 5930 Gender, Development and Sustainability
  • POLS 5710 Citizenship and Social Difference
  • POLS 6710 Leadership and Culture
Political Science electives - 6 hours
  • 6 hours of electives, which may be in the form of an internship or M.A. thesis
  • Courses from outside Political Science and Women's Studies require approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Field exam - 0 hours, taken at the start of the final semester of coursework

All students need 30 credit hours for the degree. No more than 12 hours of the M.A. may be taken outside Political Science; no more than 6 hours may be taken at the 4000-level; and no more than 6 hours may be independent study classes or internships.

Some classes have prerequisites. Depending on their undergraduate preparation, students may be required to take specific undergraduate classes prior to enrolling in graduate classes.

Exceptions will be allowed only with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies for the department

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