Spring 2018 WPPL Courses

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

Core 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2018

GOVT-483/683 - Women, Politics, and Public Policy

Elizabeth Sherman

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. Meets with GOVT-683. Prerequisite: GOVT-110

Core 1-Credit Courses

Spring 2018


Introduction to Women and Politics
Connie Morella
February 3 - 4, 2018, 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.


Women, Leadership, Politics, and Power: Building Awareness, Tools and Capabilities for Success in Business and Politics

Laura Cox Kaplan
March 3 -5, 2018, 9AM to 5PM

This course will explore what makes women unique as leaders. We will look at and discuss leadership competencies, the science behind confidence and risk taking, and explore specific tools and practices to increase leadership potential. Students should come with an open mind and should be prepared to challenge themselves.
$50 special fee applies to this section.


Sexual Harassment Work/Study

Karen O'Connor
March 31 - April 1, 2018, 9AM to 5PM

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Study Space (1) This seminar examines the history of sexual harassment law, its enforcement, how it jumped onto the political agenda during the 2016 presidential campaign, and later revelations of massive sexual harassment in the workforce. The course also uses experts to examine recent revisions to university reporting of sexual assault and harassment by the Department of Education.
$50 special fee applies to this section.


The States of Women in Politics

Lucy Gettman
February 10 - 11, 2018, 9AM to 5PM

State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. In the current climate of a reduced federal role, states are more important than ever. This course explore the status of women legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, and attorney generals and how to increase their numbers.
$50 special fee applies to this section.

Additional 3-Credit Courses

Spring 2018

3-Credit Courses 

ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture  

ARTH-496/696.001 Select Topics: Gender in E. Asian Vis Culture 

COMM-324.001 Race, Gen & Sexuality in Media 

ECON-374.001 Gender Roles in the Economy  

ECON-674.001 Gender Persp Econ Anlys: Micro  

HIST-220.001 Women in America since 1850 

HPRM-323.003/.004 Issues in Women’s Health 

JLC-435/635.001 Gender and the Law 

JLC-413/696.001 Topics in Law & Social Science: Sex and the Law 

PSYC-320.001 Women and Mental Health  

SIS 619.018- Special Studies in Int’l Pol: Gender, Peace and Security 

SISU-260.002/.003 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture 

SISU-310.002 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building 

SOCY-352.001 Gender Relations & Soc Change 

SOCY-375.001 Gender, Poverty & Health  

WGSS 240.002/.003 Sexuality Studies  

WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gay and Lesbian Documentary  

WGSS-350.002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Feminist Artist of Diaspora 

WGSS-350.004 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Global Ecofeminisms 

WGSS-350.005 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geograph of Gend/Dev in Africa 

WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Spain: Long Walk to Equality 

WGSS-350.007/AMST-340.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Sexuality and Social Media  

WGSS-350.008 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gender and Violence 

WGSS-400/600.002 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory  

WGSS-491/691.001 Internship