The following courses are approved for the Women, Policy and Political Leadership (WPPL) Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs.
Core 3-Credit Course
Women, Politics & Public Policy
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
Introduction to Women and Politics
September 10-11, 2016, 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-485.001 Women and the Pipelines to Political Leadership
September 24-25, 2016, 9AM to 5PM
There are four primarily "pipelines" to elective office - or are there? If the 2016 election cycle has demonstrated anything, it's that traditional approaches to political leadership are changing. In this course, we will examine the pipelines (business, education, politics/activism and law) and explore gender implications and options to strengthen women's political representation. Meets with GOVT-685 001. $50 special fee applies to this section.
GOVT-485.002/685.002 Women and the Legal Profession
September 29-30, 2016, 9AM to 5PM
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? $50 special fee applies to this section.
Additional 3-Credit Courses
AMST-240 Poverty & Culture
AMST-240 Contemporary American Culture: Hunger Games