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GOVT-485 Topics in Women and Politics Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4) Topics vary by section. Topics include reproductive rights, women's health policy, women and campaigns, women in the media, and Title IX. Crosslist: GOVT-685. Usually Offered: fall and spring. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-485-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Women, Law & Litigtng Soc Chng
Women, the Law, and Litigating for Social Change (3) This course provides an understanding and overview of the historical efforts of women to participate fully in the legal process as well as their impact on that process. Students gain an understanding of the day-to-day constraints faced by, as well as contributions made by, women lawyers and judges, and think critically about the impact of how women in the legal process are portrayed in the media. The course consists of class lectures and insights from women who have participated in the legal system in a variety of roles from the state and local to the national level. Meets with GOVT-685 001.
GOVT-485-005
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Women, Politics and the Media
Women, Politics and the Media (1) This class acquaints students with important issues dealing with women, politics, and the media. Women make up only 19 percent of Congress and only 24.8 percent of state legislators nationwide. Women are also underrepresented on the campaign trail as political journalists. Critics argue that news stories about women candidates, elected officials, and women's issues often fail to generate news coverage, and when they are covered by media, they receive distinctly different coverage. Students in this class weigh the evidence surrounding these assertions by investigating the academic research, hearing first-hand accounts from experts in the field, and looking at real-life examples to examine the differences in political coverage. Meets with GOVT-685 005.
GOVT-485-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Women and the 2018 Elections
Women and the 2018 Elections: US and Around the World (1) The 2018 election cycle could be a real game changer. Will women rule the day, rue the day, or something in between? This course explores the barriers and opportunities for women as candidates, voters, party leaders and advocates, as well as efforts to overcome barriers to participation and achieve parity in women's political leadership. Meets with GOVT-685 006.
GOVT-485-007
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Sexual Harassment Work/Study
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. Meets with GOVT-685 007.
GOVT-485-001
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The State of Women in Politics
The State of Women in Politics (1) State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. This course examines the 2018 state elections for more than 6000 legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and other seats. Students explore the status of women and how to increase their numbers. Meets with GOVT-685 001.
GOVT-485-002
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Women Ldrshp Politics & Power
Women, Leadership, Politics and Power (1) This course explores women as leaders. The course examines and discusses leadership competencies and the science behind confidence and risk taking. Students explore specific tools and practices to increase their leadership potential. Meets with GOVT-685 002.
GOVT-485-003
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Sexual Harassment Work/Study
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. Meets with GOVT-685 003.
GOVT-485-004
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: The State of Women in Politics
The State of Women in Politics (1) State legislatures and statewide offices are vital locations of political leadership and launch pads for higher office. This course examines the 2018 state elections for more than 6000 legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and other seats. Students explore the status of women and how to increase their numbers. Meets with GOVT-685 004.