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

Fall 2018

GOVT-484.002/684.002 - Women and Political Leadership

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. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA

GOVT-485.001/685.001 - Women, Law, and Litigating for Social Change

Karen O'Conner
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. Prerequisite: GOVT-110. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA

Core 1-Credit Courses

Fall 2018


Introduction to Women and Politics

Connie Morella
September 8 - 9, 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 and the 2018 Elections

Lucy Gettman
October 27-28, 2018, 9AM to 5PM

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 polit- ical leadership.
$50 special fee applies to this section.


Women, Politics, and the Media

Amanda Miller
September 22-23, 2018, 9AM to 5PM

This class acquaints students with important is- sues 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 of- ten 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.
$50 special fee applies to this section.

Additional 3-Credit Courses

Fall 2018

3-Credit Courses

ANTH-215.001/.002 Sex, Gender & Culture 
ARTH-414/614 Women and the Avant-Garde 
ARTH-517 N. Renaiss Art: Sex & Gender 
AUAB-327 Netherlands: Sexuality/Gender 
COMM-324.001 Race, Gen & Sexuality in Media 
GOVT-486/686 Feminist Political Theory 
HIST-437/637 British Studies: Women/Internationalism Britain 
HIST-399 Conversations in History: Gender and Sexuality in Africa 
HLTH-323 Issues in Women’s Health 
JLC-435/635.001 Gender and the Law 
PSYC-430 Human Sexual Behavior 
SIS-648 Gender and Development 
SIS-730.003/203 Skills Inst in Int’l Affairs: Gender Analysis & Development 
SISU-310 Topics in Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Conflict 
SISU-348 Gender and Development 
SISU-260 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture 
SISU-310.003 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Conflict 
SOCY-396 Select Topics: Intimacy/Sexuality in Cont Soc 
SPAN-456/656 Spanish Topics: Lit/Film by Women in Latin Am 
WGSS 240.002/.003 Sexuality Studies 
WGSS-350.001 Interpreting Gender in Culture: The Lavender Screen
WGSS-350.002 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Masculinities 
WGSS-350.004 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Anti-Violence Interventions 
WGSS-350.005 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Geo of Gender/Dev in Africa 
WGSS-350.006 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Spain: Long Walk to Equality 
WGSS-400/600.002 Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Theory 
WGSS-491/691.001 Internship 
WGSS-496/696.001 Select Topics: Transnational Feminism 
WGSS-496/696.004 Select Topics: Haunted Hearth