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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 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-685 001.

GOVT-485
005
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women, the Law, and Litigating for Social Change

This class is an intensive women and the law class. In addition to focusing on the development of women's rights in the areas of federal and state constitutional law, the course also examines how women's rights have been expanded through judicial interpretation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act among other statutes. The course also covers the status of women in the legal profession. Meets with GOVT-685 005.

GOVT-485
006
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women in the Legal Profession

This course provides students with the history of women in the legal profession, both as practitioners and judges. The course explores topics including why women have yet to reach equity in the workplace or as judges more than 30 years after passage of Title IX and Title VII banning discrimination in employment. The course also explores the question: Do women judges make a difference? The course examines these topics through class discussion and hears from lawyers working across a broad spectrum of issues related to women as well as judges who hear their cases. Meets with GOVT-685 006.