GOVERNMENT

GOVT-485
Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Topics include reproductive rights, women's health policy, women and campaigns, women in the media, and Title IX. Usually offered every term. Meets with GOVT-685. Prerequisite: GOVT-110, and minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-485
001
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women, Politics, and Philanthropy

This course is an intensive introduction to women and politics. Students in the course gain an understanding of the historical struggle of women for political, economic, and educational rights, as well as the major actors who were or continue to be involved in these efforts. Meets with GOVT-685 001.

GOVT-485
002
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women and the 2014 Elections: U.S. and around the World

There are over 60 legislative, parliamentary, presidential, and referenda elections scheduled for 2014. What will the mid-term elections mean for women in elective office, will the percentage of women in Congress increase as in 2012? Will political upheavals around the world yield new opportunities for women in public life? This course explores the barriers and opportunities for women in 2014 elections as candidates, voters, party leaders, and campaigners/advocates, as well as efforts to overcome barriers to participation and achieve gender parity in women's political leadership. Meets with GOVT-685 002.

GOVT-485
002
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women in Government Relations

Government relations professionals shape policy and public opinion every day. Learn how women are changing the political landscape through lobbying, grassroots/grasstops advocacy, fundraising, political consulting, and other government relations strategies. Meets with GOVT-685 002.

GOVT-485
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women, Politics and Social Policy

This week-end course covers some of the landmark achievements in American social policy in which women have played a central role as leaders, thinkers, strategists, advocates, and administrators. From the Progressive era to the present, through the courts, Congress, and state legislatures, women have effectively organized and exerted political pressure as insiders and outsiders to win humane social policies beneficial to all families and indispensable to those facing dire circumstances. The course explores social policy as a compelling arena for women's political engagement and offers a range of readings and exercises to illuminate this vital topic. Meets with GOVT-685 001.