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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
002
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 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-685 002.

GOVT-485
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Women and Politics (1-4)

Women, Politics and Social Policy

This week-end course covers some of the landmark achievements in American social policy in which women have played a central role as leaders, thinkers, strategists, advocates, and administrators. From the Progressive era to the present, through the courts, Congress, and state legislatures, women have effectively organized and exerted political pressure as insiders and outsiders to win humane social policies beneficial to all families and indispensable to those facing dire circumstances. The course explores social policy as a compelling arena for women's political engagement and offers a range of readings and exercises to illuminate this vital topic. Meets with GOVT-685 001.

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
003
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.