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Integrating Diversity Across the Curriculum: Lessons from Teaching Gender & Race in the American Presidency
Unformatted Document Text:  Integrating Diversity Across the Political Science Curriculum: Lessons from Teaching Gender & Race in the American Presidency Bb y A. Lanethea Mathews-Gardner Assistant Professor Political Science Muhlenberg College ## email not listed ## February 2008 Working Draft. Comments welcome! Abstract This paper discusses the challenges of integrating diversity across the political science curriculum. I draw on experiences from my attempt to teach gender and race in a course on the American presidency (a bastion of white maleness if there ever was one). The paper reviews how confronting point-of-view-less-ness is essential to diversifying the discipline. Indeed, confronting point-of-view-less-ness enhances innovative teaching pedagogies, gives voice to race and gender in unconventional ways, and also connects students to the ways that race, class, and gender cut across not only the subject of the study of political science—it also connects

Authors: Mathews-Gardner, Lanethea.
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Integrating Diversity Across the Political Science Curriculum:
Lessons from
Teaching Gender & Race in the American Presidency
Bb
y
A. Lanethea Mathews-Gardner
Assistant Professor Political Science
Muhlenberg College
February 2008
Working Draft. Comments welcome!
Abstract
This paper discusses the challenges of integrating diversity across the political science
curriculum. I draw on experiences from my attempt to teach gender and race in a course on the
American presidency (a bastion of white maleness if there ever was one). The paper reviews
how confronting point-of-view-less-ness is essential to diversifying the discipline. Indeed,
confronting point-of-view-less-ness enhances innovative teaching pedagogies, gives voice to
race and gender in unconventional ways, and also connects students to the ways that race, class,
and gender cut across not only the subject of the study of political science—it also connects


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