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Women & Politics Institute

Spring 2017 WPPL Courses

The following courses are approved for the Women, Policy and Political Leadership (WPPL) Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs.

Core 3-Credit Courses


GOVT-483/683 Women, Politics & Public Policy

Elizabeth Sherman
Tuesday, 5:30PM-8:00PM

A wide variety of issues of concern to women, including healthcare, welfare, educational equity, employment discrimination, and reproductive rights are examined through the lens of the formal policy-making process.

GOVT-484/684 Women & Political Leadership

Jennifer Lawless
Monday, 11:20AM-2:10PM

This course explores the historical evolution of women as leaders, the factors that have limited the number of women in leadership positions, and the differences in men's and women's leadership styles.

Core 1-Credit Courses


GOVT-485/685.006 Women, Leadership, Politics and Power: from the C-Suite to Capitol Hill

Laura Cox Kaplan
February 10-11, 2017, 9AM to 5PM

This course will look at women’s leadership (and leadership development) drawing from models designed to tap into women’s unique strengths and attributes. We’ll talk about specific benefits associated with having women in positions of leadership, while also discussing the challenges that often impact women’s rise to the top in business and in politics. We’ll explore innovative ways to increase support for women including political engagement on behalf of and in support of women including through social impact investment models, as well as through private/NGO partnerships and other collaborations.
$50 special fee applies to this section.


Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella
February 18-19, 2017, 9AM to 5PM

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.
$50 special fee applies to this section.

GOVT-485/685.007 Women, Politics, and Social Policy

Elizabeth Sherman
February 25-26, 2017, 9AM to 5PM

Women, Politics and Social Policy serves as an introduction to the morally and politically complex issues of public policy affecting women at two different stages of the life course: young, unmarried mothers, and women in their retirement years. This course will explore some of the issues related to provision of benefits, eligibility requirements, and sources of public financing. We will analyze the challenges facing national and state governments to address the problems facing women in these circumstances efficiently, comprehensively and effectively
$50 special fee applies to this section.

Additional 3-Credit Courses


AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Beyonce: Race, Gend, Sexuality
ANTH 215-001 Sex, Gender & Culture

ANTH 215-002 Sex, Gender & Culture
ANTH-635 Race, Gender & Social Justice

ARTH-414/614 Women and the Avant-Garde

ARTH-517 N. Renaiss Art: Sex & Gender

ECON-675 Gender Persp Econ Anlys: Macro

GOVT-487 Gender & Politics in Mid-East

HIST-220 FA4 .001 Women in America since 1850

HPRM-323-001 Issues in Women’s Health
HPRM-323-002 Issues in Women’s Health
LIT-481/681-002 Advanced Studies in Culture: Sexuality in Victorian Lit
SIS-619.002 Special Studies in Int’l Pol: Gender, Peace and Security
SISU-260-001 Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr
SISU-260-002 Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr

SISU-260-003 Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr

SISU-306 Adv Int’l Studies Research: Gender and World Politics

SISU-310 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building

SOCY-352 Gender Relations & Soc Change
WGSS-225 Gender, Politics & Power
SOCY-210-001 Power, Privilege & Inequality
SOCY-210-002 Power, Privilege & Inequality
WGSS-240 Sexuality Studies

WGSS-350-001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Feminist Artists of Diaspora

WGSS-350-002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: The Lavender Screen

WGSS-350-006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geography of Gend/ Dev in Africa

WGSS-350-007 Spain: Long Walk to Equality

WGSS-350-008 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Transgender Studies

WGSS-350-009 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Beyonce: Race, Gend, Sexuality

WGSS-400 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Thry

WGSS-600 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Thry

WGSS-491/691 Internship

WGSS-496/696-001 Gender, Violence & Inequality

WGSS-496-001 Gender, Violence & Inequality